By TYSON HIMES
Sheffield is 2-8 in dual meets after a 65-9 District 9 loss -with six pins and a technical fall - to Port Allegany on Wednesday at Sheffield High School.
Times Observer photo by Tyson Himes
Sheffield's Brandon Johnston, top, battles for a 2-1 decision Wednesday night at home against Port Allegany.
Despite coming out on the wrong end of the 65-9 score, Sheffield coach Jack Rice was upbeat.
"Brandon Johnston was the star of the night," he said. "He beat a kid who pinned him last year. The kids wrestled hard tonight. We were out seven starters, so I'm proud of the guys. We will have a different lineup next week."
Wednesday night did not start out well for the Wolverines. They lost their first four matches in a convincing fashion.
Johnston gave the fans something to cheer about at 126 pounds. He earned a 2-1 decision to give the Wolverines their first points of the night.
Sheffield lost five of the next six matches - the only other win being a forfeit victory. The Wolverines next host Bradford on Tuesday.
Port Allegany 65, Sheffield 9
182: Gular (P) p. Jacob Gorton, 5:22
195: Neal (P) p. Robert Koetzle 2:52
220: Tarr (P) wbf.
285: Budd (P) p. Slater Traister, 1:16
106: Vollmer (P) wbf.
113: Knapp (P) wbf.
120: Manning (P) wbf.
126: Brandon Johnston (S) dec. Caden, 2-1.
132: Freer (P) p. Adam Barr, 3:07.
136: Collin Maines (S) wbf.
145: Warnick (P) p. Doug Grubbs, 2:00
152: Kysor (P) tech. fall Steven Gregerson, 4:18
160: No match.
170: Stahlman (P) p. Jonah Coleman 3:32