The Louisa wrestling team traveled to Powhatan High School on Dec. 19 to compete in a dual match with the Indians. The Lions fell 43-25.
The Lions scored a pair of wins in the 106- and 113-pound divisions. Freshman Chris Cranor (106) won his bout with Dylan Coward with a major decision, and freshman Owen Greslick (113) pinned Andrew Littlefield, combining for 10 points for Louisa.
Freshman Alex Bradford won by forfeit in the 132-pound division, and sophomore Zachary Taylor scored a win by decision over A.J. Gaskins in the 145-pound division. Senior Austin Mills, the defending Region 4B champion, faced a tough battle with Colby Cheatham, eking out a 1-0 victory to give Louisa a 22-19 lead heading into the upper weight classes.
The balance shifted Powhatan’s way in the 170-pound division matchup between Louisa’s Ben Froschauer and Powhatan’s Issac Trent. Froschauer took a 4-1 lead over the first two periods, but Trent recovered with a reversal, tying the match 4-4. He then used that momentum to score a pin with just under one minute left in the match. The resulting six points put Powhatan up 25-22.
Senior Kyle Alberts defeated Jack Mundt by decision in the 182-pound division to tie the score 25-25, but from there it was all Powhatan. Aided by a pair of wins by forfeit in the 195- and 220-pound divisions, the Indians took the match 43-25.
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Dec. 27, 2018 issue.
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