Windham/Gray New Gloucester wrestling team hosted Massabesic and Noble, at Windham, on Wednesday, December 19 for the first home game of the season.
Windham vs. Noble
In the 152-pound weight class, George Butts pins his opponent in the first period of play. In the 160-pound weight class Andrew Martin pinned Noble after one period of play. Garrett Allen in the 220-weight class went after his opponent’s leg knocking him off balance and was able to slam him to the mat, getting the pin. Windham fought hard, but Noble took this match.
Final: 64-18, Noble
Windham vs. Massabesic
Windham kept up their intensity and defense to stay alive during the periods. DJ Pelletier, in the 132-pound weight class, battled hard to keep from being flipped on his back. Pelletier kept his head down and was not letting up. Pelletier wins in the third period.
Owen McDuffie in the 145-pound weight class slams his opponent to the mat and keeps Massabesic from getting the opportunity to stand up and retaliate as McDuffie flips Massabesic for the pin.
A few forfeits and a couple match losses had tied the score at 24. Allen slams Massabesic to the mat, not once, but twice in the two periods of play. He fought hard and made sure his opponent wasn’t getting the opportunity to stand up and take control. Allen was in control and proved it by winning.
Several forfeits tipped the score in Massabesic’s favor and they take this match 36-30.
“Those are two of the best teams in the conference. We came out, wrestled hard, and the effort the kids are putting forth on the mat has been extra special. We’re only going to get better,” observed Coach John Nicholas.