Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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. Please see this week's Journal Scene for more coverage.
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