Eagle grapplers ground Bulldogs

Madelyn Reed, Features Editor

The Eagle Wrestling team beat the West York Bulldogs 53-18 last Thursday. 

Sophomore Anthony Barrett started off the teams win by pinning his opponent in the 220 weight class, and the team continued after him. Sophomore Justin Ruidicile (106), Junior Jonathan Firestone (170), Junior Brayden Yerges (160), and Senior Connor Richcreek (195), all pinned their opponents. 

“It was electric. Everyone knows we’re rivals so the match was on. Intense and high pressure” says Teziah Howard, Junior, when asked how he would explain this match. 

Junior Mason Leiphart had 15 points against the Bulldogs and finished his match with a tech fall.

The Bulldogs had numerous wrestlers out with injuries, including concussions, giving the Eagles three forfeits, each worth six points. 

Overall, it was a good season for the Eagles. Their overall record was 12-9, beating some of their harder teams. The seniors, Mason Lewis and Connor Richcreek had a good season and will be missed among the team. The Dover Eagles attend sectionals this weekend at South Western High School. Their first matches are Friday and they go through Saturday. Wish the boys luck with their matches this weekend!