Two of the six teams scheduled to compete in Saturday’s Boone Central Duals tournament were unable to attend due to the bad weather, but that did not make the meet any less difficult.
Hosting powerful squads from Central City, Boys Town and Tekamah-Herman, the host Cardinals dropped all three of their duals by large margins.
Senior Dustin Martin had the brightest day for BC, winning all three of his matches to remain undefeated in 2008-09. Kevin Krohn, Kaleb Carey and Keir Dane Harner all posted 2-1 records for the Cards.
In competition featuring several of the state’s top-ranked teams and a number of highly-rated individuals, Central City won the overall title, with Boys Town second. Following are the scores by round:
Round 1: Boys Town 51, Boone Central 18; Central City 63, Tekamah-Herman 3.
Round 2: Central City 55, Boone Central 12; Boys Town 46, Tekamah-Herman 27.
Round 3: Central City 43, Boys Town 28; Tekamah-Herman 51, Boone Central 27.
Although Boone Central Coach Dale Bonge said his team’s performance wasn’t as good as hoped for, he feels the Cardinals can use the experience against such rugged competition to become better.
“Although two teams (Battle Creek & Plainview) were unable to make it, the stiffest competition was here Saturday,” Bonge commented. “Central City is rated #1 in Class C, Boys Town is ranked #4 in Class B and Tekamah-Herman is always tough.
“We believe we could have wrestled a little better in each match and closed the gap considerably on each of the other teams, but we would have had to score multiple upsets to come away with a dual win against any of these teams.
“Dustin Martin was our only undefeated wrestler,” Bonge noted. “He was strongly tested against Sutton of Central City, but widened the score gap from the previous meeting between the two. He pinned his other opponents and enters the break 10-0.
Complete Details & Results in Print Edition of Albion News.