West Virginia Wrestling

Parkersburg South 37 Cabell Midland 35

Date: 12-4-97

Location: Midland
103: Jeremy Layner (S)  Forfeit

112: Clint Radcliff (S) Pinned J.P. Stanley (M) 3:32

119: David LeMaster (M) Pinned Justin Cox (S) 2:59

125: Jared Walters (M) dec Mike Bosley (S) 13 - 5

130: Eric Frazier (M) dec Ronnie Crawford (S) 13-1

135: Donnie Crawford (S) forfeit

140: Josh Smith (S) dec Andy Pearson (M) 7 - 3

145: Jason Johnson (S) pinned Anthony Perry (M) 1:28

152: Jason Ward (M) pinned Josh Dearth (S) 2:43

160: Dallas Nibert (M) pinned Ty Emric (S) 2:31

171: Mike Olson (M) pinned Wes Pickens (S) 3:22

189: Simon Copley (M) dec Todd Daggett (S) 5 -3 

215: Tim Wheeler  (S) dec  Josh Coffey  (M) 15 -3

275: Erik Spriggs (S) pinned Jared Childers (M) :28

135  Justin Coffey (CM) p. Donnie Crawford, 3:10
With the aid of two forfeits and a victory-clinching pin in the heavyweight class, Parkersburg South just managed to slip by Cabell Midland 37-35 in the season opener for both teams. It took the final match to bring some life into the usually boisterous South fans, who remained relatively quiet during the match (due largely to several Cabell Midland pins and a close decision). But first-year wrestler Erik Spriggs saved the day for South with his first-period pin of Jared Childers, keeping South's in-state dual meet winning streak alive.

Thanks to Coach Sparks and Jenny Sullivan

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