BUHLER — McPherson High wrestling coach Doug Kretzer said the final score doesn’t sometimes tell the whole story.
Buhler pinned its way to a 63-12 win over the Bullpups on Thursday, but Kretzer thought his team was more competitive than it might look.
“We wrestled a lot better than the score,” Kretzer said. “Austin Eldredge and Todd Graber (who posted wins by pins) both wrestled very clean matches. I was quite impressed with the way Cole (Kretzer), Ethan (VanDorn), Kaleb (Jost) and Michael (McKinney) wrestled, even in defeat. Buhler had nine seniors in their lineup tonight and the difference in maturity showed up. The pins got the score out of hand, but our effort was outstanding.”
MHS competes Saturday at Maize.
106 — Austin Eldredge won by a fall over James
113 — Cole Kretzer lost 15-4 to Maynard
120 — Ethan VanDorn lost 5-4 to Hershberger
126 — Brice Kasting lost by a fall to T. Whitson
132 — Jerome Dishman lost by a fall to Elliott
138 — Jose Gloria lost by a fall to Peterson
145 — Todd Graber won by a fall over Gaeddert
152 — MHS was open
160 — Kobe Unruh lost by a fall to S. Whitson
170 — Kaleb Jost lost by a fall to Lindbloom
182 — Dylan Baldwin lost by a fall to Nelson
195 — Ross Regier lost by a fall to Hickert
220 — Alex Grennan lost by a fall to Yates
285 — Michael McKinney lost by a fall to Redenbaugh
113 — Shaden Swaim won by a fall over Kreutzer
145 — Addie Lanning lost by a fall to Dowell
195 — Seth Spainhour lost by a fall to Maxfield; Rene Banczyk lost by a fall to Maxfield
285 — Jonathan McMurry lost by a fall to Hughes