Green Wave lose gold in heartbreaker
LEXINGTON - The Summerville Green Wave wrestling team dropped a heartbreaker in the Class AAAA state championship match on Wednesday, falling 28-23 to Rock Hill at White Knoll High School.
The Bearcats' Devon Faile recorded a takedown of James Sass with two seconds left in the 106-pound match for Rock Hill's decisive points. It was an excruciating way to lose for the Green Wave, who were seeking their first state title since winning three in a row from 2004-06.
"We gave up too many points in the lower weights and that put a lot of pressure on our heavy weights," SHS coach Darryl Tucker said. "But we came back and had a chance. We just let it slip away."
The Green Wave had fought back from a 15-0 deficit after four matches to lead 23-22. The Bearcats got a decision at heavyweight to set the stage for the lightest guys for either team.
Faile and Sass were tied 1-1 and appeared headed for extra time before Faile delivered, giving the Bearcats their first title since 2009 and 17th overall.
Summerville was vying for its 13th crown.
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