|NTL WRESTLING: FORFEITS SAYRE'S DOWNFALL IN 48-27 LOSS TO CANTON (2013-12-18)
Valley Sports Report
CANTON — Canton took advantage of six forfeits in a 48-27 win over Sayre here Wednesday night in NTL wrestling action.
"Overall, I was very pleased with our effort tonight," said Sayre coach Andrew Jarvis. "We didn't win the match outright, but we were able to win five of the seven matches wrestled on the mat.
"We are still making some mistakes, but I`m happy with the way they are progressing early in the season," added Jarvis.
The Warriors rode three forfeits and pins by Brady Bryington at 285 and Ethan Landis at 113 to a quick 30-0 lead.
The Redskins, however, stormed back and cut the deficit to six points, at 30-24.
Freshman Tyler Harbst sparked Sayre's run with a 9-7 decision over Gabriel Barnett at 120 pounds.
"Tyler wrestled better tonight and got a good win for us," said Jarvis. "The match was back-and-forth for the first two periods leaving them tied going into the third. Tyler got a reversal and rode him out for the rest of the third for the win."
Gavin McCutcheon returned to the line-up for the Redskins and decked Brett Wesneski in 3:26 at 126 pounds.
"Gavin had another good win for us," said Jarvis. "This was his first match down at 126 and he looked more confident tonight."
After a forfeit to Damon Whipple at 132 pounds, Lucas Murphy beat Brendan Cohick , 6-2, at 138 pounds to cut the deficit to 30-18.
"This was probably the best match-up of the night," said Jarvis. "Murphy was aggressive throughout the match and had a controlling 6-2 win for us."
Matt Ingrassia closed out the Sayre's run with a pin of Bailey Nichols in 1:46 at 145 pounds.
"Matt kept it going for us and got his first varsity pin tonight," said Jarvis.
Two more Sayre forfeits pushed Canton's lead to 42-24 and sealed the win for the Warriors.
J.P. Harbst, decisioned Spencer Castle, 12-9, at 170 pounds in the final match of the evening on the mats.
"(J.P.) got himself in trouble a few times, but was able to come out of it and battled his way for the win," said Jarvis.
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