BROOKVILLE — While the missing wrestlers for DuBois put a damper on how things could’ve gone at full strength in the matchup between arguably the top two wrestling teams in District 9 regardless of classification, Beavers head coach Luke Bundy acknowledged that bigger things wait ahead for both teams.
“Obviously, you want to be full-strength coming in,” Bundy said. “It’s a great match with bragging rights and I’m sure Dave (Klepfer) is happy he got out of here hopefully injury-free I think. We want to do that too. We both have team duals coming so there’s more ahead goal-wise, but it’s nice to get a good match and try to get bragging rights in District 9. They wrestled tough and we wrestled tough. It is what it is.”
The Beavers were No. 24 in the latest www.papowerwrestling.com Class AAA dual meet rankings while the Raiders remained at No. 3 in Class AA.
Brookville was coming off a 4-1 performance at last Saturday’s Johnson Motors Ultimate Duals, with wins over state-ranked Chestnut Ridge and Burrell and a loss to No. 1 Reynolds.
That being said, Raiders head coach Dave Klepfer wasn’t terribly upset with his team’s performance against the Beavers, although he would’ve liked a few stronger finishes in close bouts.
“After a tough weekend, it’s hard to get up for that many matches in a row and the kids do a pretty good job for the most part and tonight where they wrestled really hard, we wrestled hard and a couple matches they wanted it more than us in the last minute of a couple bouts,” Klepfer said.
In addition to Scott, Ho and Hetrick, other state-ranked wrestler on the mat Thursday were Dalton Woodrow (No. 15 at 132) and Trenton Donahue (No. 9 at 106) for the Beavers and Kai Sorbin (No. 19 at 126), Dontae Constable (No. 9 at 138), Xavier Molnar (No. 7 at 195), Tyler Cook (No. 5 at 220) and Colby Whitehill (No. 9 at heavyweight).