The state team wrestling playoffs begin with sectional quarterfinal action! Be sure to check back throughout the night for plenty of pins!

Delsea 43 Gateway 19 | South Jersey Group 3

The Crusaders are chasing their 10th consecutive South Jersey title, and they rolled past the Gators to open the playoffs. Travis Griffith, Tim Spatola, Asa Walton and Justin Dougherty all secured pins for Delsea in the victory. Chris Howarth and Tom Goetz both won by fall for Gateway in the loss.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Franklinville:

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Long Branch 39 Hightstown 18 | Central Jersey Group 4

Long Branch last won a sectional title in 2018 and looked to rekindle that spark Monday as the Green Wave won nine of 14 bouts to advance in the Central Jersey Group 4 tournament. Upperweight studs Pat O’Dwyer and Tracey Taylor scored decision wins while Dylan Kelleher, Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Carey each notched pins in the win.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Long Branch:

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Jackson Memorial 41 Freehold Boro 18 | Central Jersey Group 4

The returning Central Jersey Group 4 champions got off to a strong start in the sectional quarterfinals with a big win over the Colonials. Jackson won nine of 14 bouts, six of which were bonus point victories with four pins. Brad Galassi, Mike Rauch, Hunter Smith and Kyle Epperly all won by fall for the Jags. Shore Conference champion Nico Messina won by pin for Freehold Boro.

JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jackson:

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