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[Blan­chard] wres­tle more ag­gres­sively in the match that sealed it, but there was just no point in hav­ing him wres­tle ag­gres­sively for the team. I didn’t know at that point what would hap­pen with the heavy­weights.”

The Li­ons bumped up their lineup in an ef­fort to get the matchups they wanted, but Kent Is­land proved too strong in the mid­dle and up­per weight classes.

The vic­tory clinched a berth for the Bucs (12-2) in the Class 2A-1A South Re­gional dual-meet cham­pi­onships. Top-seed LaPlata will host the com­pe­ti­tion. Kent Is­land is seeded sec­ond, Oak­land Mills third, and South­ern of Anne Arun­del fourth.

Two Kent Is­land for­feits (113 pounds and 126), a pin­fall by Queen Anne’s Ja­cob West­fall (120), and a ma­jor de­ci­sion by QA’s Colin Jens pro­pelled the Li­ons to a 22-3 lead to open the meet. But the Bucs then won seven

straight bouts to se­cure the vic­tory. Queen Anne’s fi­nal points came on Chuckie Lansinger’s pin­fall at 285 and a Bucs for­feit at 113.

Dy­lan Fin­lay earned a hard-fought 10-6 vic­tory over Trystyn LaBrier in the 132-pound bout for the Bucs’ first points.

“We were look­ing at it all week,” Si­tar said. “We knew that LaBrier had beaten Fin­lay last year. We kind of fig­ured that they might try to get that matchup, to get the matchup with Jens go­ing ‘38. West­fall for Queen Anne’s wres­tled at 120. That’s where they started bump­ing. … One-twenty-six, Eric Smith got the for­feit and then LaBrier bumped to 132. Jens bumped to 138, [Ja­cob] Heinz bumped to 145, and [Jamie] Keat­ing bumped to 152.”

LaBrier scored a take­down in the open­ing sec­onds against Fin­lay, but Fin­lay earned a re­ver­sal that led to three near-fall points mid­way through the sec­ond

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