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Centennial survives a scare against Reynolds

MHC WRESTLING - Zach Feldman scores a pin in the final bout to give Eagle the win
by: David Ball Centennial’s David Torralba locks in a cradle hold en route to a pin in his 147-pound match Thursday night

With wins in seven of the first eight bouts, it looked like nothing could stop Centennial's wrestling team Thursday night. Then the wheels fell off.

Jae Haelig started the Reynolds comeback with a hard-fought 10-6 win at 162 pounds, securing his win with a quick reversal off the whistle to start the third period.

The biggest surprise came in the next bout where Centennial's Cody Rau led through the early stages before Alex Cage of Reynolds tied the score with a reversal late in the first period.

Cage sent an aggressive forearm across Rau's face, prompting the referee to blow the whistle and separate the wrestlers.

Before the referee could act, Rau whiffed with a round-house right and was immediately disqualified.

'It was a retaliation move, but none of that is called for. We have to be bigger than that,' Centennial coach Roger Matthews said. 'If this dual had been a little closer, that would have really cost us.'

Look for the full story in the Jan. 21, edition of The Outlook.



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