"Anthony told me 'I'm ready for that guy.' And he was," Rosas said. "He's an athlete and he doesn't get fazed. I think he actually revels in those spots instead of shying away from it.
"That's what you hope for. You don't want it to be a freshman JV guy against a four-year starter senior. You want it to be senior captain against senior captain. But we just came out on the losing end."
But both coaches agreed it wouldn't be the last time Glenelg and Winters Mill will clash in the postseason. And the next showdown could come in less than a month.
"They're a very good team and they're gonna be an issue at Cole Field House (for the individual state tournament) in a few weeks," Lowe said. "I'm afraid we're stuck with them."
In the semifinals, Winters Mill defeated Kent Island, 44-24, while Glenelg defeated Owings Mills, 48-15.
Glenelg's win over Owings Mills avenged a semifinal loss from last year, and a loss in the 2008 state finals.
Craig Burris (220), Sean Twigg (285), Parker Griffie (120), Mike Budock (132), Ryan Carter (138), and Troy Walter (160) all scored pins in the semifinal win, and Anthony Pagnotta (170), Matt Baxter (182), Zack Shackelford (126) and Austin Pagnotta (152) each won close decisions by three points or less. Anthony Pagnotta's win came in double overtime.
Winters Mill 35, Glenelg 30
1A/2A state dual championship
182: Ryan Barron (WM) dec. Matt Baxter (G), 6-3. [3-0]
195: Austin Twigg (G) pin Malik Randall (WM), 4:16. [3-6]
220: Ryan Hightower (WM) dec. Craig Burris (G), 4-2 OT. [6-6]
285: Sean Twigg (G) pin Jake Utz (WM), 5:15. [6-12]
106: Flavio Valdez-Cortez (WM) dec. Tim Null (G), 4-2. [9-12]
113: Taylor Logue (WM) pin Chris Winter (G), 1:37. [15-12]
120: Parker Griffie (G) dec. Kyle Fisher (WM), 4-2. [15-15]
126: Zack Shackelford (G) dec. Chris Rose (WM), 4-3. [15-18]
132: Mike Budock (G) pin Neal Rinker (WM), 2:51. [15-24]
138: Ryan Carter (G) pin James Guercio (WM), 2:36. [15-30]
145: Wes Cook (WM) wbf. [21-30]
152: Cody Sharkey (WM) tech. Austin Pagnotta (G), 18-3/4:11. [26-30]
160: Arizona Oxendine (WM) dec. Troy Walter (G), 4-0. [29-30]
170: Chase Cullison (WM) pin Anthony Pagnotta (G), 3:44. [35-30]
1A/2A state dual semifinal
170: Anthony Pagnotta (G) dec. Abduhl El Omari (OM), 4-2 2OT. [3-0]
182: Matt Baxter (G) dec. Alex Solomon (OM), 4-3. [6-0]
195: Komil Juraev (OM) dec. Austin Twigg (G), 8-7 2OT. [6-3]
220: Craig Burris (G) pin Tyquez Shade (OM), 5:02. [12-3]
285: Sean Twigg (G) pin Josue Cordeba (OM), :47. [18-3]
106: Jacob Rendelman (OM) dec. Tim Null (G), 9-7. [18-6]
113: Brandon Bekar (OM) dec. Chris Winter (G), 8-4. [18-9]
120: Parker Griffie (G) pin Isaiah Mack (OM), 3:31. [24-9]
126: Zack Shackelford (G) dec. Dan Grossman (OM), 6-5. [27-9]
132: Mike Budock (G) pin Phil Saiderfish (OM), 2:47. [33-9]
138: Ryan Carter (G) pin Brandon Aguillar (OM), 1:38. [39-9]
145: Demetrius Johnson (OM) wbf. [39-15]
152: Austin Pagnotta (G) dec. Antwan Reddick (OM), 14-11. [42-15]
160: Troy Walter (G) pin Islom Juraev (OM), 4:20. [48-15]