Being behind also lit up his adrenaline bulb.

"I hate getting behind, so I was going to stay focused and keep coming at the guy," Carr said.

Demetrious Johnson (29-4), a defending state champion at 130, fell to Towson's Jesse Garrett, 12-6 , in the 160-pound finals and Darius Carroll (28-5), was pinned by Dundalk's Wayne Maddux (5:39) at 285.

It was the second consecutive county title for Garrett.


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Russell Barnes (3rd, 31-6), Jacob Rendelman (4th, 27-12), Adrienne Hazel (4th, 32-8), Alex Solomon (4th, 27-9), Tyquez Shade (5th, 18-10) and Brandon Bekar (6th, 32-8) also placed for the champion Eagles.

That should make for some fun times at practice this week.

"We just became like a family," Pritzker said. "We really do care about each other and all my teams become best friends. It's not like it's just a sport. It's more like a way of life."

Life will also be better for newly crowned county champion Tejon Anthony (31-4), who became just the second Western Tech Baltimore County champion in history.

Anthony, a sophomore, got a takedown midway through the first period and held a 2-1 lead with 135 left in the third when Franklin's Ben Montanye slipped off him and he pounced for a takedown.

"I don't know what happened, but I saw him go down and I took advantage of the opportunity at the time," said Anthony, who wrestled junior league as a freshman last year.

"He wasn't on the radar , but he is now and it's good for us," Western Tech coach Juan Solera said.

Also getting into the spotlight with county titles were Eastern Tech's Dustin Shackleford (25-8) and Mitchell Burns (23-10).

Pikesville's Travon Wright, New Town's Gary Clark and Sparrows Point's James Krug also won country titles.

Hereford, who was second last year, had solid finalists in Joe Ramsel (23-8) and Mike Swiger (18-3).

Ramsel now has 114 career wins for the Bulls.

Top squads Owings Mills, Perry Hall and Hereford will embark on regional titles next weekend after the grueling county meet.

"You've got to come into this tournament and you don't have to try to win," Pritzker said. "You have to try and survive it — because next week is the big one."

Results:

Weight: 106

1st: Zeke Salvo, Perry Hall (9-2 dec.)