The Patapsco and Randallstown wrestling teams combined for 13 forfeits when the Patriots hosted the Rams on Jan. 14.
Randallstown won all four matches that were actually contested on the mat (some weight classes had forfeits from each team) to win the match 39-24.
“We miss-matched,” Patapsco coach Craig Willett said. “When we had a kid in a weight class, they didn’t, and where they had a kid, we didn’t.”
Patapsco had three wrestlers out with the flu. Usually, the Patriots are only missing three weight classes: 195, 285, and 113.
“We’re a different dual match team when we have everyone,” Willett said.
The Patriots have three wrestlers who Willett feels can place in the postseason tournaments: Sylvil Blake at 152 pounds, Dezmond Henderson at 170 pounds and Anthony Garcia at 132 pounds.
Patapsco wrestles at Dundalk on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.
King of the Mat
Milford High went unbeaten to win the 2nd annual King of the Mat duals tournament at Dundalk High.
The Delaware school finished with a 9-0 record.
Edgewood finished second with a 7-2 record, followed by Owings Mills (7-2). The Rams defeated the Golden Eagles head-to-head, 42-36.
Broadneck and Parkville, both 6-4, took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Dundalk (4-5) was sixth, followed by Lansdowne (3-6), Pikesville, Randallstown and Gwynn Park (all 1-8).
Milford dominated all opponents, beating Dundalk 73-3; Randallstown 84-0; Parkville 63-12; Gwynn Park 77-3; Edgewood 71-12; Lansdowne 60-17; Owings Mills 57-21; Broadneck 59-12; and Pikesville 77-5.
Dundalk defeated Randallstown 66-12; Pikesville 58-24; Gwynn Park 60-21 and Lansdowne 57-24.
In addition to Milford, the Owls lost to Owings Mills 53-29; Edgewood 42-39; Parkville 36-34; and Broadneck 60-24.
Dundalk’s Greg Hollis was named the tournament’s outstanding heavyweight, while Riley Bozeman of Lansdowne earned outstanding lightweight honors and Phil Smith of Owings Mils was the outstanding middleweight.
Hollis finished 9-0. He won a 6-4 decision against Milford, the only match the Owls won against Milford, and had pins against Owings Mills, Edgewood and Lansdowne.
Patapsco, the only local girls basketball team to win a game this season, picked up its second win at another local team’s expense when it beat visiting Dundalk 48-18 on Jan. 15.
The Patriots then fell at Pikesville on Friday 79-10 to drop their record to 2-5.
Patapsco will host New Town on Friday and Sparrows Point on Jan. 29.
The Pointers fell to Parkville and Milford Mill last week to fall to 0-9. Sparrows Point will host Hereford on Friday.
Dundalk (0-9) lost at Hereford 55-20 on Friday. The Owls were to host Parkville on Wednesday and Owings Mills on Thursday.