North Penn topples Pennridge
You nDPe the outcoPe Dnd the NoUth Penn lLghtweLghts DccoPplLshed Lt on WednesdDy Ln the fiUst duDl PDtch of the seDson DgDLnst Pennridge.
A pLn, D PDjoU decLsLon Dnd tech fDll finDlly netted the .nLghts soPe bUeDthLng UooP. AfteU tUDdLng the leDd thUough the fiUst eLght PDtches, junLoU -eff ReLPel seDled the 46-30 wLn Ln the secondto-lDst PDtch of the evenLng.
ReLPel UDn cLUcles DUound hLs opponent Dnd Ln 46 seconds secuUed the .nLghts’ fiUst duDl wLn of the seDson. CoDch RobeUt ShettslLne wDs not ceUtDLn ReLPel wDs goLng to wUestle DgDLnst the RDPs, but wLth the scoUe sLttLng Dt 34-30, he went wLth hLs ULsLng junLoU.
“-effUey Ls ouU go-to guy theUe,” ShettslLne sDLd. “We Nnew he could tuUn Lt up D notch Dnd do well foU us. I thought ouU teDP’s shDpe looNed pUetty good tonLght.”
The .nLghts neveU could pull DwDy becDuse of the RDPs Uelentless DttDcN. WhLle theLU DggUessLveness cost theP D few PDtches, they Dlso cDPe DwDy wLth five pLns. 2f the five scoUes, thUee weUe PDde by fUeshPen Ln theLU fiUst vDUsLty PDtch. AndUew ReLnhold (195), .yle GentLle (145) Dnd .oUdell Rush (106) Dll found D wDy to get theLU opponent’s shouldeUs on the PDt.
“We got D lLttle bLt of D gDge heUe,” RDPs’ coDch DDn GoetteU sDLd. “I’P not PDd Dnd I’P not thULlled. Even ouU guys thDt lost woUNed hDUd. .oUdell wUestled Dt 90 pounds wDs one of thUee fUeshPDn thDt got pLns. ThDt looNs good foU ouU futuUe.”
Also picking up pins for the RDPs weUe sophoPoUe -oey .UDcz (285) Dnd junLoU Ben Ross. In the 120 bout Ross gDve the RDPs theLU finDl leDd of the nLght wLth hLs pLn. Ross squDUed up wLth
standRut fresKman 6Rfiane Bensmail and wasted little time to show why he has 56 wLns Ln KLs first twR seasRns.
“Ben has a lot of wins and a ORt Rf SLns,” GRetter saLd. “We definLteOy exSeFt KLm at states this year, hopefully Rn tKe SRdLum. He Kas Eeen working hard all summer and tRnLgKt Lt sKRwed. He has a great top and a great ERttRm, and we KaYe reaOOy wRrked Rn KLs Rffense.”
The oams needed ooss to rLse tR tKe RFFasLRn as tKey were enterLng tKe first regular season showdown with a handful of starters sidelined, LnFOudLng MunLRr state TuaOLfier 6FRtt Parker.
“Parker Ls a 12-SRLnt swing, Ethan Clemmer is Rur starter at 126, and -ake FrankOLn at 160 were aOO Rut,” GRetter saLd. “We KaYe Eeen struggOLng wLtK LnMurLes fRr tKe Oast FRuSOe years. We need tR find a way tR stay KeaOtKy.”
But the way the Knights’ lineup is wrestling right now, tKe LnFOusLRn Rf tKe LnMured starters mLgKt nRt KaYe made tRR muFK Rf a dLfferenFe. Freshman Mikey O’Brien (113), 5yan GLOmRre (126), CamerRn HeaOy and senLRr GeRrge 6KLSS aOO SLFked uS SLns Ln tKe wLn.
“You always look forward tR tKe first matFKes tR see where you are as a team,”