Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29 – Central Jersey Group 4 Finals
Daniel Santos-Silva scored a dramatic two-point takedown with 10 seconds to go in the 3rd period of the final match of the night to give Long Branch a thrilling one-point win over the Mustangs. Santos-Silva was tied with Ron Hopping 1-1 at 182 pounds when he delivered what proved to be the clinching points. The two teams went back and forth scoring points. A critical turning point came at 160 pounds when freshman David Szuba scored a 3-2 Ultimate Tiebreaker Win over Luke Arnold to give Brick Memorial a critical three points. A pin by the Mustangs Ean Mueller at 170 pounds gave Brick Memorial a nine point swing and a 29-26 lead. Santos-Silva’s win tied the match at 29 and Long Branch won on criteria thanks to an 8-6 edge in overall matches. Watch the exciting match and the thrilling final moments:
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Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29
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Howell 29 Hunterdon Central 20 – Central Jersey Group 5 Finals
It was a Group V Sectional Final rematch for the Howell Rebels and Hunterdon Central Red Devils tonight at Hunterdon Central High School. The Rebels were the favorite once again this year, coming in ranked No. 3 in the state, while the Red Devils sat in the No. 7 spot. Last year it was Howell who came out on top, and so Hunterdon Central was looking for redemption. Unfortunately for the home squad, the Rebels came to wrestle. Howell took the match 29-20 after Christian Murphy sank the only pin of the night in one minute and 25 seconds, and both Darby Diedrich and Kyle Slendorn remained undefeated with decisions in the 120 and 132 weight classes. The Rebels are now 30-0 heading into groups. Check out full highlights now:
Howell 29 Hunterdon Central 20