Panthers end regular season with win over Clay Center
Concordia wrapped up its regular season by defeating Clay Center 39-36 in a North Central Kansas League dual Thursday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.
The Panthers won the first four matches to get out to an 18-0 lead.
Brenton Edwards pinned Luke Martin in the 106-pound class.
Cameron Miller, 113 pounds, won by technical fall over Marty Robinson.
Gage Canfield defeated Hunter Demars 6-0 in the 120-pound class.
Isaac Sprague, 126, won a 12-0 major decision over Rebecca Johnson.
Concordia’s Jaden Payeur lost by fall to Cole Hogan in the 132-pound class.
Drake Hake, 138, pinned Clay Center’s Drew Fief.
The Panthers then lost three consecutive matches.
Jared Knapp lost by fall to Grady Ware in the 145-pound class.
Keenan Edwards, 152, was pinned by Gabe Ware.
Concordia gave up a forfeit to James Herron in the 160-pound class, and the dual was tied at 24-24.
Shea Crum gave the Panthers the lead back by beating Josh Smith 3-1 in the 170-pound class.
The Panthers were open at 182, and Clay Center led 30-27.
Two straight pins put Concordia back up.
Skyler Hittle pinned Zach Thurlow in the 195-pound class.
Kyle Marks, 220, pinned Lody Black.
Concordia’s Stafen Guevara lost by fall to Evan Standlea in the 285-pound class.
The Panthers finished 2-3 in League duals.
“This dual was a great way to end our dual season. We finished with a big League win, and competed very well,” Concordia coach Kevin Brown said, “I am proud of the way our wrestlers kept good position and focused on putting points on the board, helping erase the 12 points we gave up by forfeit, by scoring bonus points in many matches. We needed this win mentally to help us be prepared for regionals next week.”
The Panthers will compete in the Class 4A regional tournament in Abilene on Feb. 15-16.
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