Franklin pins down Rising Sun

Headley helps finish late surge, leads Indians past Cecil County champs

Wrestling

High Schools

January 03, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

RISING SUN - Kyle Headley's 35-second pin of Rising Sun's Erik Williams at 189 pounds completed a late surge and clinched No. 11 Franklin's 36-30 dual-meet victory over the previously unbeaten Cecil County champs.

Headley's triumph followed consecutive wins by the Mays twins, Luke (160), who won by first-period fall, and Sam (171), who won by forfeit, to turn a 27-18 deficit into an insurmountable lead of 36-27. The Mays brothers are both 8-1 on the year. Franklin improved to 4-1, while Rising Sun dropped to 5-1.

"It looked like he was trying to shoot doubles and singles, but I sucked him in ... and threw him right over," said Headley. "I waited for him, countered him, flipped him over. That was the match. I came out knowing I had to do my job for my team and stuck him for them."

Rising Sun led 12-0 after the first two bouts - a pin by Zach Dawson (103) and a forfeit to Justin Olin (112). The Indians were within 12-3 after region champ Evan Zipper (119) earned a decision, but a pin by David Hanks (125) made it 18-3.

The Indians made it 18-all with three straight wins, including a pivotal 8-7 victory by Franklin's Chris Yankowsky (140) over Charlie Hunn. Yankowsky followed consecutive first-period falls by former state champ Matt Schuster (130) and former county champ Drew Outten (135).

The Tigers were back ahead 27-18 after regional champ Josh Winters (145) pinned in 1:39, setting up a match between region runner-up Travis Price (152) and Baltimore County runner-up Kevin Hebbel, which Price won, 6-2.

"I had no clue who he was, but I give him credit. He was real strong," said Price, whose team was without the Gwaltney brothers, Ryan (189) and Jared (heavyweight) due to a death in their family.

Franklin was without Garrett Thrift (112), who was ill, and P.C. Wroe (125), who is out with a concussion.

Winning twice for Dulaney (9-4), a 35-27 loser to Franklin, and a 30-27 loser to Rising Sun, were Roy Britnall, at 125 and 130, Toby Matejovsky (135, 140), Steve Turner (140, 145), Justin Wilson (171, 189) and heavyweight Gus Kosmokas. Kosmokas moved to 12-1 and Wilson to 9-1.

Dulaney's previously unbeaten Tim Bauer (112), a Parkville transfer who was 9-0, was upset, 8-2, by Rising Sun sophomore Justin Olin.

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