Redbank Valley vs Brookville
14 Feb, 1997
Redbank Brookville Score Redbank Brookville
103 Matt Boozer Brad Ceileski 1-2 0 3 112 forfeit Matt Geer forf 0 9 119 Anthony Adams Jason McKinney 11-2 4 9 125 Matt Brinker Keith Ferraro 3-11 4 13 130 Shawn Smith Jeff Shaffer 5-14 4 17 135 Nathan Gourley Jason Gilligan 0-15 4 21 140 Benji Shaffer Nate Trice 2-5 4 24 145 Todd Dinger Jeremy Reitz 1-17 4 29 152 Erik Rupp Warren Stout 2-6 4 33 160 forfeit Doug Ceileski forf 4 39 171 Cory Moore David Jackson 3:30 4 45 189 Jason Barnett Mike Park 0:16 10 45 275 Keith Troup Scott Wells 0:45 10 51 The Bulldogs, while healthier than they've been for several weeks, were abused and punished by a strong, physical Brookville Blue Raider squad this evening. As an indicator of the experience, outside of 119 and 189, which RV won, the Bulldogs only put 14 bout points on the board - all escapes. Matt Boozer lost a close- scoring match. After yielding a first-period takedown, Boozer rode Ceileski with a cross-body ride for the entire second period and came very close to tilt criteria several times, but referee Roy Curley didn't see it that way. Brad returned the favor in the 3rd, and as Boozer was unable to escape, walked off with a 2-1 win. Follwing a forfeit at 112, Anthony Adams handled Jason McKinney and finished a perfect season! 25-0! The last Bulldog to accomplish that was Burt Brinker in '91. Congratulations, Anthony! Lenny McNeal, who did not wrestle tonight, is also perfect at 10-0, but has been sidelined with mono for 3 weeks. Lenny will return for districts. Then the serious pain started... Matt Brinker gave up a TD in the 1st and a N3 in the second - then Keith Ferraro wore him down and started piling on the points for a major. Jeff Shaffer repeated the process against Shawn Smith as a close (6-1) match blew wide open in the 3rd. Nathan Gourley got a free clinic in cradles and gave up his first-ever tech fall; a humbling experience, especially in the second period. Benji Shaffer had a running shot at Nate Trice with his match holding tight at 0-1 after 2 periods. But Trice turned up the heat in the third and struck twice for TDs to finish 5-2. With RV's senior lineup starting in, the Bulldogs hoped to put some points on the board at last. But Jeremy Reitz's experience in Greco proved to be a match for the notorious throwing skills of Todd Dinger. In a true barn-burner of a match, Reitz came out on the long end of the score in every flurry, notching another Tech Fall for Brookville, although this one went the distance. Erik Rupp worked from his feet almost the whole match, but was unable to score on state runnerup Warren Stout, yielding a 6-2 decision on the basis of three TDs from Stout. Warren stunned Rupp in the second when he finished a high single-leg with a strong straight-arm to the chest that laid Rupp on his back. In an attempt to put some! points on the board, RV elected to forfeit to Doug Ceileski at 160 and bump the next two up a weight class. This yielded some compensation, as Cory Moore gave up a second-period fall to Dave Jackson, while Jason Barnett put rookie Mike Park away at 0:16 with a quick headlock. Raider standout heavyweight Scott Wells took only 0:45 to take care of Keith Troup and the match was mercifully over. Redbank finishes at a respectable 7-5, and learned some hard lessons about strength and conditioning. The seniors will do what they can with that before next week - and the underclassmen will put it to use over the spring and summer when they consider how to spend their free time.