Redbank Valley Bulldogs
Saturday, December 21, 1996
Redbank Cranberry Score
103 Forfeit Tim Rowland forf 0 6
112 Matt Boozer Mike Boocks 1:18 6 6
119 Anthony Adams Bryan Carner 3:24 12 6
125 Shawn Smith Brad Rice 5-0 15 6
130 Matt Brinker DJ Vogan 7-6 18 6
135 Nate Gourley Randy Rowland 7-2 21 6
140 Lenny McNeal Nick Shoup 15-0 26 6
145 Shawn Wadding Jake Carothers 7-3 29 6
152 Erik Rupp Chad Findlay 6-1 32 6
160 Todd Dinger Tim Dawes 20-4 38 6
171 Cory Moore Lane Biddle 16-3 38 10
189 forfeit Luke Carothers 38 16
275 Scott Harriger Jeremy Ritchey 4:26 38 22
Redbank Cranberry Score
After Cranberry cashed in their initial forfeit, Redbank
quickly got on the board with falls from Matt Boozer and Anthony
Adams. Shawn Smith ground out a comfortable 5-0 win over Brad Rice
to up the Bulldogs lead to 15-6.
Freshman Matt Brinker hammered out a 7-0 lead over DJ Vogan,
but was pushed by the coaches for the major decision. Letting
Vogan up with thirty seconds in the match, Brinker was caught in a
quick headlock and had to scramble to avoid the fall. Fellow
freshman Nate Gourley was taken down quickly by Randy Rowland, but
was able to work effectively on the mat, turning a reversal and
two pinning combinations into a 7-2 victory.
Lenny McNeal ran up a 14-0 lead in the first period, but Nick
Shoup wisely clammed up on the bottom and let two stall calls
terminate a Tech Fall, rather than risk the pin. Shawn Wadding.
fighting off the effects of cutting weight, worked a cautious
match @ 145 to build an almost insurmountable 29-6 lead for
Redbank before workout partner Erik Rupp sealed the day with a 6-1
win over Cranberry leader Chad Findlay. Working on "the best
defense is a good offense" theory, Rupp attacked Findlay with a
relentless series of single and double leg shots that kept the
Berry on his heels the entire match.
With the team score in the bag, Todd Dinger went out at 160 and
tried to end his match early with his unorthodox headlock series.
After building a 9-1 lead in the 1st period, Dinger elected
neutral to continue the strategy. Yielding another TD early in the
2nd, Tim Dawes fired off a headlock of his own and there was some
serious scrambling going on before Dinger was able to work his way
back on top to finish out the Tech Fall.
At 171, senior Cory Moore was trying to avenge an old score, as
Lane Biddle had apparently slammed him years ago in a junior-high
match. However, Moore's attempt to muscle Biddle backfired, as he
got out-slicked and gave up a 3-16 major decision.
Cashing in their second forfeit at 189 and picking up a fall at
275, the Berries put some last-minute points on the board, but it
was again too little, too late. Redbank moves to 2-0 in duals as
they prepare to host their Christmas Tournament next weekend.