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No. 12 South Carroll wins 2A/1A state wrestling title

No. 12 South Carroll wins 2A/1A state wrestling title

It had long been a dream of South Carroll wrestling fans for the Cavaliers to win a state title. Yesterday the Cavaliers finally did that, though they'll have to share.

No. 12 South Carroll used a major decision by Jake Pooton over Fallston's Austin Rutkowski at 182 pounds in its final match to tie Kent Island, 94-94 for the Class 2A/1A state title.

Pooton led the match 7-0 late in the third period, but intentionally let Rutkowski up and gave away a point. He then scored a takedown to give South Carroll an 8-point lead and the major decision it needed to tie the match.

"That was a lot of pressure that we put on him," Cavaliers coach Bryan Hamper said. "I...

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