Panthers beat Warriors 78-6
In a match that started with a homage to late CHS and Centralia Panther Youth Wrestling Coach Bryan Schmidt, the CHS varsity wrestling squad nearly shut out the visiting Winfield Warriors, winning the night 78-6.
Centralia got an early jump when Winfield gave up the 106-, 113-, 120-, and 126-pound weight classes, giving Centralia a large instant lead.
Then the Panthers won the next seven matches by fall: Jesse Shannon at 132, Wyatt Bryson – 138, Wyatt Adkisson – 145, Kyden Wilkerson – 152, Ethan Adams – 160, Brayden Shelton – 170 and Nathan Timpe at 182.
Braden Russell – 170, was ahead on points, but fell to a last-second reversal.
Then Peyton Mabrey renewed the streak with a pin at 220.
Seth Hasekamp finished the varsity evening with a bye when his opponent declined to wrestle.
For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.