Polk County Middle's Omar Villarreal was among the winners Thursday for the Wolverines

Waynesville Middle bests Polk Middle in battle of division leaders

Waynesville Middle won the battle of Blue Ridge Conference leaders on Thursday, defeating Polk County Middle 63-33 in a wrestling matchup at Polk.

The undefeated Mountaineers, leaders of the BRC West Division, handed East Division-leading Polk just its second loss of the season, the Wolverines now 7-2 for the year.

Waynesville’s ability to fill wrestlers in every weight class helped as Polk Middle forfeited four classes, accounting for 24 points.

The Wolverines will enjoy a well-earned holiday break before resuming their quest for an East Division title on Jan. 5 at Apple Valley.

76: Webb (W) d. Blake Cole, 10-4
83: Liam Jackson (PC) p. L. Wood
90: Brody Wolfe (PC) p. Hooker
98: Mull (W) p. Connor Ahlert
106: Alex Martin (PC) d. Ferguson, 9-5
113: Kirkpatrick (W) p. Aiden Billings
120: Carson Bell (PC) p. Bass
126: Omar Villarreal (PC) d. Creasman, 6-1
132: Zach McCraw (PC) p. Puvis
138: Decker (W) p. Chester Wilson
145: Houston (W) by forfeit
152: Walker (W) by forfeit
160: Calloway (W) by forfeit
170: Zalen McCraw (PC) d. T. Guitterez, 6-5
182: C. Song (W) p. Tanner McKinney
195: B Haynes (W) p. Ben Winkel
220: A. Caldwell (W) by forfeit
HWT: Cosby (W) p. Kamron Montgomery