Published: Dec 08, 2011 03:06 PM
Modified: Dec 08, 2011 07:42 PM
CARY - Holly Springs ruled the mat Wednesday night at Green Hope High School.
The Golden Hawks (8-0, 2-0 Tri-Nine) were winners in 10 of 14 weight classes as they disposed of the host Falcons 52-18.
We wrestled OK, said Holly Springs coach Brandon Inge, who, even in decisive victory, was not completely satisfied with his teams performance on the night. We also did a lot of things weve got to stop doing. Weve got to get better at the little things. Its early in the season though.
The Hawks in the lower weights got the team off to a quick start.
Jacob Salzer opened up the match at 106 pounds with a pin just 19 seconds into the first period. At 113, Parker Ragsdale made it 12-0 Holly Springs with another first period fall, finishing off his opponent in a minute and a half.
Matt Hannah made it three straight for the Hawks with a 12-2 win over Danny Hegeman at 120 pounds.
Nick Weigold outscored Hunter Blake at 126 to get Green Hope (1-1, 1-1) on the scoreboard, but Holly Springs still led comfortably at 16-3.
Were stronger in the lower weights, Inge said. But for the most part thats true for everybody. Tonight our guys came through for us though.
Javon Johnson and Kyle Demsko pushed the Hawks even further out in front with back-to-back wins at 132 and 138 respectively. Johnsons opponent lasted just 22 seconds, while Demsko gutted out a 7-1 decision.
Adam Sullivan gave the Falcons their second victory of the match at 145 pounds, but four straight Holly Springs wins followed to end any doubt as to which team would take the overall score.
Daniel Richardson, Mitch Brady and Kylen Blanchette all recorded pins in the four-win stretch, while Austin Galati outlasted Ben Perlman 4-0 at 160 pounds.
(Holly Springs) did a fantastic job against us, first-year Green Hope coach Steve Gursslin said. Were inexperienced in a lot of spots, so its hard to go up against such experienced guys. We had a lot of freshmen wrestling against experienced upper-classmen tonight. Thats always tough.
The Falcons finished strong, getting consecutive pins from Ian Callahan (195) and Jim Ellard (220), before Hawks heavyweight Chris Sauls, who was trailing at the time, rolled his opponent in the second period for the pin to end the match.
Those heavyweight matches are always close, Inge said. Chris is good at that roll, but hes got to work on not getting behind. You can get in trouble like that in those low scoring matches. But it was a really good roll to get the pin.