Old Mill swept the last four bouts to break a 21-21 tie and score a 41-21 victory over Anne Arundel County League rival and host Annapolis last night to extend its winning streak to 33.
"We were worried about the lower-weight matches before tonight," said coach Mike Hampe of the two-time defending Class 3A-4A champion Patriots (7-0, 4-0), who are ranked No. 1 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association. "We talked about pride and we talked about tradition, and I think that's what kept [the streak] intact."
Annapolis (6-1, 2-1) tied the match at 21 when unranked Chip Cochran (145) beat Old Mill's sixth-ranked John Bliss, 5-3, and top-ranked Pat Flynn (152) got a third-period pin. Flynn improved to 17-0 and Cochran to 17-1.
Then Old Mill's third-ranked Brian Layman (160) and fourth-ranked heavyweight Don Marco recorded first-period pins and Sun Park (171) and Ernie Longazel (189) won by superior decisions.
The Patriots swept the first four bouts for a 16-0 lead.
No. 2-ranked 103-pounder Steve Lundstrom (15-2) recorded his seventh pin of the season. Then Vytas Dulys (112) overwhelmed Kevin Owen, 13-0, for a 10-0 lead.
Bob Sugden (119) scored a 4-0 decision over Mike Bousman and Rick Oleszcuk (125), who came into the bout with a 3-5 record, defeated Ian Robbins, 8-4.
Pins by Ira Robbins (130) and unbeaten Ford Baumgardener (135) pulled Annapolis within 16-12.