The Boone Central wrestling team returned from the holiday break in a dual at David City Aquinas Friday. The event, originally scheduled as the 2013-14 season-opener, had been postponed after both schools played deep into the 2013 state football playoffs.
Although the Cardinals recorded half of the eight falls in Friday’s competition, they were again stung by forfeit points in a 44-30 loss to Aquinas.
Nolan Wondercheck, Steven Arreguin, Jackson Meyer and Scott Joe led the way for BC/NG by pinning their opponents.
“Our young men competed hard, but the overall results were not what we were looking for,” commented Cardinal Coach Dale Bonge. “The 12 points we gave up on forfeits continue to be a thorn in our backside.
“Aquinas used a technique we had not prepared our guys for and that might have cost us a couple of matches. We will be better-prepared the next time we encounter that technique.
“Nolan had a big win, pinning the #2 rated wrestler in Class C, and Steven, Jackson and Scott also did a nice job pinning their respective opponents. Cody received a forfeit.”
In an entertaining night of competition, only the 170-pound match went the distance, with BC/NG’s Ethan Wilke losing an 8-4 decision to Matthew Kindler of Aquinas.
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