The night started off with Logansport’s Anthony Torres winning by forfeit in the 106-pound weight class.
“This is the first match where it made any difference,” Burrous said of the forfeit. “We had a 106-pounder at the beginning of the year and we lost him to a medical condition. We’ve only lost four dual meets all year, and the three that we lost going into this it didn’t make any difference. This one, maybe it would have. But I give Logan all the credit in the world. They showed up ready to wrestle and we weren’t.”
Justin Porter followed with an 8-5 win over Drake Hall at 113 to give the Berries a 9-0 lead. Jesse Dominguez pinned Hunter Carden with 11.4 seconds left in the second period at 120 to give the Berries an early 15-0 advantage.
Jarrett Carden got the Kings on the board with a 9-1 major decision over Joshua Brandt at 126 to make it 15-4. Zach Layer followed with a 6-2 win over Daniel Dominguez at 132 to get the Kings to within 15-7.
Ryan Schrock pinned Isaac Shaffer with 32.9 seconds left in the first period at 138 to give Logan a 21-7 lead. Gerald Silva followed with a 3-2 win over Kolbie Cox at 145 to make it 24-7 Logan. Silva recorded an escape with 55 seconds left in the match for the winning point.
“The turning point was Gerald Silva winning at 145,” Patacsil said. “That was a toss-up match. It could have gone either way. It was a one-point match. Fortunately we won that match. At that point I came back and told the kids, hey, it’s ours to win if we do what we are supposed to do. We talked about obviously if you’re not winning the match, you can’t give up a pin. We had some kids, Kevin Gonzalez worked his butt off and had a big loss but kept it as a four-point score team-wise and that was huge. Same with Mike Leonard.”