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BC Grapplers Battle In Dual Meets

Stopak goes for the stickAt home and on the road, the inexperience of Boone Central’s young wrestling team proved to be a factor during the second week of the 2010-11 season.
Creighton/Verdigre turned a number of close matches into pins to key a 51-22 victory over the Cardinals Thursday in Albion and host York stormed back from a large early deficit to dominate the upper weights and nip BC 44-35 Friday.
Veteran Cardinal Coach Dale Bonge saw positives in his squad despite the team losses.
“The team did show improvement over last week and the young men are moving in the right direction,” he said.

At home and on the road, the inexperience of Boone Central’s young wrestling team proved to be a factor during the second week of the 2010-11 season.
Creighton/Verdigre turned a number of close matches into pins to key a 51-22 victory over the Cardinals Thursday in Albion and host York stormed back from a large early deficit to dominate the upper weights and nip BC 44-35 Friday.
Veteran Cardinal Coach Dale Bonge saw positives in his squad despite the team losses.
“The team did show improvement over last week and the young men are moving in the right direction,” he said.
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Falls in seven of eight contested matches between 125-285 pounds helped Creighton/Verdigre pull away from Boone Central Thursday.
“Creighton won in convincing fashion by parlaying close matches into pins,” Bonge acknowledged. “Jake Meyer and Matt Spieker each jumped out to an early lead, but both found themselves in bad situations later and were pinned. Similar story for Skyler Weber, as he tied his match going into the third period, then got put in a hammerlock and pinned.”

Boone Central also had several wrestlers with impressive results against the Bulldogs.
“Jackson Meyer made his varsity debut with a convincing 17-2 tech fall victory,” Bonge noted. “Bobby Stopak was equally as dominant in a 19-4 tech fall win. Jon Christo struggled for a while, but eventually got our only pin of the night.”

Boone Central and the York Dukes had a spirited night of competition Friday.
“These teams had similar makeup – a lot of newcomers to high school wrestling,” Bonge commented. “The one big difference is that York has 35 wrestlers compared to our 18 … more to choose from.
“It was an exciting dual with us opening big leads early … 24-0 and then 29-3 … in the lighter weights and York coming back in the mid and upper weights to take the win.
“Having Mitch Patzel out for medical reasons could very likely have made the difference in the outcome of the dual,” Bonge said. “Our improvements continued at York and we will work to build on that this week.”

Boone Central opened the night with Jackson Meyer receiving a forfeit at 103. The Cards then got consecutive victories by Bobby Stopak and Scott Joe, another forfeit at 125 to Tanner Prothman and, following a loss at 130, a tech fall by Jacob Meyer to build their large early advantage. From there, it was all York however. The host Dukes won 7 of the final 8 matches, four by falls, to rally for the team victory.

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