Constantine stormed to a pair of home wrestling wins Wednesday to improve to 12-1 this season. The Falcons hammered Battle Creek Pennfield 60-18 and defeated Delton Kellogg 41-24.
“The kids wrestled well tonight,” Constantine coach Steve Wilson said. “We knew going into the night both teams would be tough. Pennfield had quite a few injuries that plagued them and the match with Delton was closer than the score. The kids came together nicely a put forth a great effort and I’m very happy with the way they wrestled tonight.”
Cody Scarberry earned two wins at 119 pounds, as did Sawyer Brown (130), Taylor Reiff (140), Andres Montoya (145), Nick West (152), Andy Waterman (160), Daniel Waterman (171) and Andrew Cocanower (285).
West, who is now 24-7 this year, won by void against Pennfield, but was first on the mat versus Delton.
“I knew it was going to be a tough match and I was going to have to grind the whole match out, especially since I was the opening match at 145,” he said of his 5-2 decision. “I knew that it was a must win because it would set the tone for the match. My team gave me that extra motivation to get some back points to seal the match.
“I’d have thank Taylor Reiff and Andres Montoya for pushing me in practice everyday. Coach Wilson has an enormous amount of pride for our team and he gets us beyond motivated for every league match we have.”
For the first time ever, Brown (19-7) faced a female competitor from Pennfield and won by pin.
“I just did what my coaches have showed me in the last three years,” he said. “I give all credit to them. I also give credit to my team; they work so hard in practice and wrestle with their hearts. I believe [my opponent) was good at fighting my pins; I respect that for sure.”
Reiff (24-4) explained that no one from Constantine took Pennfield and Delton lightly.
“We knew we had to come in and wrestle to our best potential,” he said. “Both teams came for a match and were going to wrestle like it was a championship match, so we new we had to do better and wrestle with everything we had and that’s what we did.”