Photo above: Battery Creekís George Reilly Smith attempts to escape from Hilton Headís Harrison Mancill in their 120-pound match Tuesday, Dec. 4. Photo by Justin Jarrett.
Joseph Geilman’s first-period pin in the final match of the night lifted Battery Creek to a 47-35 dual victory at Hilton Head High on Tuesday.
The Dolphins built a big early lead with a string of five straight wins — four by pin and one by forfeit — and led 41-17 after Joseph Rivera’s pin at 220 pounds, but the Seahawks won four straight matches by pin or forfeit to move into position to tie with a pin in the final match.
Geilman had other ideas, though, and he earned the clinching pin just 33 seconds into the match.
“I am very proud of the guys tonight,” first-year Battery Creek coach Deandre Johnson said. “Of course, there is plenty of work to be done, but the guys are learning really fast. They are very confident, and winning tonight only makes it that much better.”
Battery Creek 47, Hilton Head High 35
132: Joey Maloney (HH) pinned Bradley Smith
138: Lawson McManigle (BC) pinned James Jacobs
145: Syncere Atkins (BC) pinned Powers Reed
152: Chris Abbleby (BC) pinned Andrew Burke
160: Reaqwon Cohen (BC) won by forfeit
170: Jesse McManigle (BC) pinned Walter Murillo
182: Ean Gardner (HH) pinned Nicholas Hickey
195: Brandon Benke (BC) pinned Phoenix Betancourt
220: Joseph Rivera (BC) pinned Peter Rougeux
285: Alfred Young (HH) pinned Rasheem McKeliver
106: Jesus Catalan (HH) pinned Reily Doray
113: Andrew Vigh (HH) won by forfeit
120: Harrison Mancill (HH) pinned George Reilly Smith
126: Joseph Geilman (BC) pinned Ian Tolton