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Warriors' charge nets mat win over Jackets

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Prep Wrestling Roundup

By The Staff

Indian Land used a late surge to post a 43-16 wrestling home win over Region IV-AA and county rival Buford High School on Tuesday.

The Warriors, 12-10, outscored the Jackets, 29-4, in the final six weight divisions to take the 27-point win.

Indian Land, in its late run, was bolstered by pins by James Daley, Taylor Pendleton, Jared Smith and Shawn Washington to seal the win.

“A key win for us came at 113, where James Daley, a freshman, got a big pin to give us a lift of momentum,” IL coach Rondale Truesdale said.

In the next match, Pendleton rallied from a 2-2 tie to notch a pin.

“That kept the momentum going for us,” Truesdale said. “I thought our kids wrestled hard and we finished strong.”

Jonathan Rowe had a technical fall at 132 for the Warriors and Rondreas Truesdale posted a decision at 170.

Buford winners included Zach Wright with a pin and Dylan Altman with a major decision, along with Jeremy Broyles and Eric McPhearson who each had a decision.

McPhearson’s win kept him unbeaten on the season.

Indian Land wrestled at Columbia High School on Thursday when it competed in a three-way match that included Bamberg-Ehrhardt.

In other wrestling action Thursday, Lancaster ventured to Spartanburg to face the Vikings in region mat action.

IL 43, Buford 16

152 – Jeremy Broyles (B) decisioned George Morris (IL)

160 – Eric McPhearson (B) decisioned Logan Creed (IL)

170 – Rondreas Truesdale (IL) decisioned James Mackey (B)

182 – Zach Wright (B) pinned Eric Taylor (IL)

195 – Double forfeit

220 – Michael Bryant (IL) won by forfeit

Heavyweight – Mark Morris (IL) won by forfeit

106 – Double forfeit

113 – James Daley (IL) pinned Hunter Ramsey (B)

120 – Taylor Pendleton (IL) pinned Ryan Polston (B)

126 – Dylan Altman (B) won by major decision Devin Curtsinger (IL)

132 – Jonathan Rowe (IL) won by technical fall over Matt Griffin (B)

138 – Jared Smith (IL) pinned Mackey (B)

 145 – Shawn Washington (IL) pinned Hinson (B)