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