South Fayette beats Chartiers-Houston
Jack Previte’s pin at 170 snapped a tight match and vaulted South Fayette to victory, 44-19, over Chartiers-Houston in WPIAL wrestling.
After Tanner Sutton started the match with a fall at 145, giving the Bucs a quick 6-0 lead, Grant Fetchet won by fall at 152 and J.J.Walker won by decision to push the Lions ahead, 9-6, heading into the pivotal 170-pound match.
Previte trailed David Kincaid, who had recently won the Tri-County Wrestling Classic, 2-0, after two periods but recovered for the fall with 52 seconds remaining in the match.
“David is such a strong kid,” said CH head coach Bill Sutton. “He comes out of that (headlock) all the time. I wasn’t even worried about it.
“That win took the wind out of our sails.”
Indeed for the Lions recorded a major decisions by Michael Fetchet then three straight falls after Garrett Vulcano won his match by a major decision at 195 for the Bucs. Zach Walker, Jason Shields and Jason Wolf provided the pins at 220, heavyweight and 106 pounds.
Seth and Mike Carr recorded decisions at 120 and 126 to complete the SF’s scoring. Seth’s win was a major.
Ben Hritsko (113), Dylan Briggs (132) and Pete Provenzano (136) finished with decisions for the Bucs.
With the win, the Lions completed Section 1A action with a 5-0 record. Both they and the Bucs advance to section championship action on Jan. 23.
“Our goal was to win the match and we accomplished that,” said SF coach Rick Chaussard. “We never talked about winning the section. We just wanted to win. The sub-section was one of our goals. I know it’s cliche but it’s one step at a time for us.”