Unbeaten Key pins 50-7 loss on S. Carroll Eagles tune up for N. Carroll Wrestling

January 27, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Francis Scott Key tuned up for next Wednesday's showdown with North Carroll with a 50-7, workmanlike-effort over county foe South Carroll last night.

Coach Bill Hyson got pins from five of his wrestlers, as the Eagles improved to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the county. South Carroll dropped to 8-4 and 1-2 in the county.

"I think going in we didn't want to look past South Carroll and knew there'd be some pretty competitive matches," Hyson said.

"South Carroll is showing they are also making progress with their program."

Key's Jason Hooper (103) opened the match with a pin of Chris Heard at the 1:43 mark to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead.

South Carroll's Dan Peiffer answered with a major decision of Tony Cahoon at 112 to close the gap to 6-4.

But by the time South Carroll got its next points -- a Matt Crill decision over Jamie DeGroft at 152 -- the Eagles already had built a 35-4 lead to clinch the match.

"We just ran into another wall," South Carroll coach Pete Olson said.

"What else can you say, Bill's got a great squad. They have one legitimate stud and a lot of solid wrestlers who feed off of each other."

The key individual match came after Peiffer's major decision of Cahoon.

Key's Steve Lessard (119) came up with a 2-0 decision win over Jeff Irvine with reversal points in the final minute of the third period. That gave the Eagles a 9-4 lead and they wouldn't look back.

The Eagles then got pins from Randy Owing (130) and Zac Yinger (140) before Josh Bonnette pinned Steve Yokay at 145 to clinch things for Key at 35-4.

Three of the best matches came after the Eagles clinched the match -- both going the Eagles' way.

Ed Null scored a late near fall at 160 to defeat Andy Hohman, 4-0; Tony Bitzel (171) got by Charlie Setters with a takedown with 15 seconds left to win a 5-2 decision; and Dale Bloom (189) rallied from an early 6-2 deficit to get a 10-7 decision over Leo Fryrear.

"I was pleased with the way we wrestled in those close matches. The kids responded well," Hyson said.

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