by don beane
News + Record Staff
NORWOOD — The NCHSAA 1A Dual Team state playoffs in wrestling was short lived for the Chatham Central wrestling as the Bears dropped a 48-24 decision to South …
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NORWOOD — The NCHSAA 1A Dual Team state playoffs in wrestling was short lived for the Chatham Central wrestling as the Bears dropped a 48-24 decision to South Stanly in the first round down in Norwood.
Chatham Central closes with a 10-24 record, and now sets its sights on the Individual Regionals and States which begin this Saturday.
South Stanly (30-17), meanwhile, dropped its second round match later in the night to Goldsboro Rosewood (33-5) by a 45-30 count.
Five forfeit losses proved to be the downfall of Chatham Central on the evening, as those 30 points proved too much to overcome.
Caden Fields got the Bears off on the right foot with an impressive win at 132. Fields dominated the match versus Hunter Barrier with a 16-1 Technical Fall victory.
At 138, Trenten Drake of South Stanly pinned Noah Rinell to give the Rebel Bulls a 6-5 lead.
Jamie Amador-Jaimes picked up a forfeit win at 145 for the Bears before Kyle Garner decisioned Caleb Lefler 10-6 at 152 to send Chatham Central up 14-6.
At 160, Landon Greene of South Stanly picked up a forfeit win before Rodney Hammonds of South Stanly pinned Abad de la Sancha at 170 to give the Rebel Bulls an 18-14 lead.
Jarrett Mashburn sent Chatham Central back in front 20-18 with a win in injury time over Tyler Ostrander at 182.
After a double-forfeit at 195, Khris Mayo picked up a forfeit at 220 for South Stanly to send the hosts up 24-20.
Cade Whitley of South Stanly then gave the Rebel Bulls the lead for good with a pin of Wesley Buie at 285.
A forfeit at 106 would increase the deficit to 36-20 for the Bears, but Brantly Hart would take a 16-4 Major Decision over Connor Curlee at 113 to narrow the South Stanly advantage to 36-24.
Jaquavius Caraway and Michael Gabbard would take forfeit wins at 120 and 126 respectively to seal the 48-24 match win by South Stanly.