PIAA Class AAA Duals: Mifflin County vs. North Allegheny

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

After running into two buzz-saws going by the names Central Dauphin and Parkland, Mifflin County and North Allegheny find themselves in an elimination battle to stay alive at the PIAA Dual Meet Championships this morning.

The Tigers (17-4), ranked No. 12 in the state, were cut off at the knees by the second-ranked Rams 40-14. The District 7 third-place finishers bring a balanced, quality lineup into play against the Huskies, who dropped to 16-6 on the season after a 49-9 loss to the fifth-ranked Trojans.

North Allegheny’s only losses are to Franklin Regional (twice), Waynesburg Central and the Rams. Leading the way for the Tigers are six ranked wrestlers: Scotty Stossel (No. 25 at 106), Dom Forys (No. 3 at 120), Jesse Rodgers (No. 6 at 138), Ben Schweiger (No. 21 at 160), Zach Smith (No. 13 at 195) and Alex DeCiantis (No. 5 at 220).

There are key potential toss-up matches, namely 126, 132, 170 and 285 the Huskies must win in order to claim victory and advance on in the consolations. It’s simple motivation – loser goes home.

Here are the potential match-ups for this morning’s dual:

(Mifflin County wrestlers are listed first)

106: Daulton Wilson, 10th (17-12) vs. No. 25 Scotty Stossel, 11th (24-9)
113:  No. 9 Hayden Hidlay, 9th (21-3) vs. Connor D’Amato, 12th (16-10)
120: Isaac Underhill, 10th (27-7) vs. No. 3 Dom Forys, 11th (30-2)
126: Noah Stewart, 9th (25-5) vs. Blynn Shideler, 11th (19-9)
132: No. 25 Lucas Besch, 12th (20-9) vs. Drew Landefeld, 11th (21-10)
138: Kevin Bair, 12th (11-10) vs. No. 6 Jesse Rodgers, 11th (28-4)
145: Timmy Pearce, 11th (3-5) or Carter Saxton, 11th (1-5) vs. Vince Leschak, 12th (18-17)
152: Joe Knarr, 12th (20-12) vs. Jack Leahy, 11th (0-1)
160: Darion Pierce, 11th (4-12) vs. No. 21 Ben Schweiger, 12th (18-8)
170: Keith Corson, 11th (5-13) vs. Colton Byerly, 11th (4-3)
182: Jake Lilley, 11th (7-14) vs. Clay Byerly, 10th (14-5)
195: Tre Carter, 11th (14-14) vs. No. 13 Zach Smith, 10th (28-6)
220: Kyle Kahley, 11th (21-8) vs. No. 5 Alex DeCiantis, 12th (23-2)
285: Caleb Rhodes, 12th (12-9) vs. Dan Watson, 12th (19-14)

 

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