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GROVETOWN — The team that won Grovetown’s quad wrestling match on Tuesday night thought about staying home.

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Greenbrier 132-pounder Jacob Welsh (right) tries to control Grovetown's Daegan Lente. Lente would get the win with a 15-10 decision. Greenbrier won 48-21.  SCOTT ROUCH/STAFF
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Greenbrier 132-pounder Jacob Welsh (right) tries to control Grovetown's Daegan Lente. Lente would get the win with a 15-10 decision. Greenbrier won 48-21.

Entering the night under .500, the Cross Creek Razorbacks left 12-11 after going 3-0, beating Richmond Academy 54-30, taking down Grovetown 42-30 then finishing off Greenbrier 48-24.

“We’ve got our city championship tomorrow so we almost didn’t come,” said Razorbacks first-year head coach Nelson Patton. “I’m glad we did.”

Patton was especially pleased with his freshmen twins, 106-pounder Pierre Dowling and 113-pounder Brandon Dowling, who each went 3-0 for the meet.

Greenbrier’s only loss of the night came at th hands of the Razorbacks after beating Grovetown 48-21 and Richmond Academy 54-24.

“It was a rough night,” Greenbrier head coach Gralyn Harris said. “I don’t like to lose.”

Harris was impressed with what the Razorbacks have accomplished.

“They’ve done a superb job of turning the program around,” Harris said.

In the closest match of the night, Grovetown was able to defeat Richmond Academy 40-36, going 1-2 for the meet while Richmond Academy finished 0-3.

The teams were tied at 30 heading into the 220-pound match between Grovetown’s Charles Lindemuth and DeMorris Burns. Lindemuth jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first period and went on to a 14-5 decision. That four-point win would be the final margin of victory as the teams traded forfeits in the final two matches of the contest.

Faring well for the Warriors was 120-pounder Jessie Maya, who registered three pins, improving to 14-1 on the year.

“We had a tough night tonight, but we were going against some pretty excellent competition,” Grovetown head coach Jay Acree said. “We just have to work to get better.”


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