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WPIAL Class AAA teams advance at PIAA wrestling

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Allegheny wrestlers celebrate their 29-28 victory over Cumberland Valley during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Allegheny wrestlers celebrate their 29-28 victory over Cumberland Valley during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Allegheny's Clay Byerly takes down Cumberland Valley's Brad Drabenstadt to score in their 195-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 06, 2014 in Hershey. Byerly won the deciding match by a 4-2 decision earning North Allegheny a 29-28 victory over Cumberland Valley.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Allegheny's Clay Byerly takes down Cumberland Valley's Brad Drabenstadt to score in their 195-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 06, 2014 in Hershey. Byerly won the deciding match by a 4-2 decision earning North Allegheny a 29-28 victory over Cumberland Valley.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Allan Beattie attempts to take down Hamburg's Blake Roberts in their 285-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Beattie won by fall. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Allan Beattie attempts to take down Hamburg's Blake Roberts in their 285-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Beattie won by fall. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Dean Edwards reacts after dropping a 13-9 decision to Hamburg's Romeo Eaddy in their 106-pound bout in the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Dean Edwards reacts after dropping a 13-9 decision to Hamburg's Romeo Eaddy in their 106-pound bout in the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Allan Beattie (front) and his teammates offer encouragement during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Allan Beattie (front) and his teammates offer encouragement during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Dean Edwards fights off a pin attempt by Hamburg's Romeo Eaddy in their 106-pound bout in the first round of the PIAA Class AA championships Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Edwards lost by a 13-9 decision. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Dean Edwards fights off a pin attempt by Hamburg's Romeo Eaddy in their 106-pound bout in the first round of the PIAA Class AA championships Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Edwards lost by a 13-9 decision. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Damon Greenwald is pinned by Hamburg's Nick Oswald in their 138-pound bout in the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Greenwald lost by fall at 2:27. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Damon Greenwald is pinned by Hamburg's Nick Oswald in their 138-pound bout in the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Greenwald lost by fall at 2:27. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Jason Roberts (right) battles Hamburg's Sean Stanish in their 120-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Roberts lost by a 15-0 technical fall. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Jason Roberts (right)  battles Hamburg's Sean Stanish in their 120-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Roberts lost by a 15-0 technical fall. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell wrestlers react while watching the final match of the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell wrestlers react while watching the final match of the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell head coach Josh Shields barks instruction during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell head coach Josh Shields barks instruction during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Burrell lost the match to Hamburg, 35-33.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Tanner Altobelli scores a takedown to beat Boiling Springs' A.J. Kostyak in their 132-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Altobelli won by a 4-2 decision in overtime. Redbank Valley lost to Boiling Springs, 47-18.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Tanner Altobelli scores a takedown to beat Boiling Springs'  A.J. Kostyak in their 132-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Altobelli won by a 4-2 decision in overtime. Redbank Valley lost to Boiling Springs, 47-18.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Jake Hopper is tilted by Boiling Springs' Travis Wickard in their 160-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Hopper lost by a 15-0 technical fall. Redbank Valley lost to Boiling Springs, 47-18.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Jake Hopper is tilted by Boiling Springs' Travis Wickard in their 160-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Hopper lost by a 15-0 technical fall. Redbank Valley lost to Boiling Springs, 47-18.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Shields prepares to pin Parker Eidle in their 152-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Shields won by 21-2 technical fall. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Shields prepares to pin Parker Eidle in their 152-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Shields won by 21-2 technical fall. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Jake Pickup (top) battles Wilson's Austin Rosa in their 195-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Pickup won by fall at 4:39. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Jake Pickup (top) battles Wilson's Austin Rosa in their 195-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Pickup won by fall at 4:39. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Nate Painter (top) looks to score on Wilson's Adam Brown in their 170-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Painter won by fall at 3:28. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Nate Painter (top) looks to score on  Wilson's Adam Brown in their 170-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Painter won by fall at 3:28. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's John Wohlin (top) battles Wilson's Keaton Eidle in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Wohlin won by fall at 3:53. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's John Wohlin (top) battles Wilson's Keaton Eidle in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Wohlin won by fall at 3:53. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional head coach Eric Mausser watches a bout against Wilson during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional head coach Eric Mausser watches a bout against Wilson during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Brandon Yant prepares to pin Jacob Yancey in their 160-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Yant won by fall at 3:28. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Brandon Yant  prepares to pin Jacob Yancey in their 160-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Yant won by fall at 3:28. Franklin Regional cruised to a 67-9 victory over Wilson.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Justin Short battles Jersey Shore's Max Mason in their 170-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Short won by fall at 3:52. Latrobe defeated Jesey Shore, 60-6.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Justin Short battles Jersey Shore's Max Mason in their 170-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Short won by fall at 3:52. Latrobe defeated Jesey Shore, 60-6.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky scores back points on Jersey Shore's Dominic Loffredo in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Zavatsky won by an 18-2 technical fall. Latrobe defeated Jesey Shore, 60-6.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky scores back points on Jersey Shore's Dominic Loffredo in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Zavatsky won by an 18-2 technical fall. Latrobe defeated Jesey Shore, 60-6.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Dominic Scalise takes down Jersey Shore's Seth Young in their 160-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 06, 2014 in Hershey. Scalise won by injury default as Latrobe defeated Jesey Shore 60-6.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Dominic Scalise takes down Jersey Shore's Seth Young in their 160-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 06, 2014 in Hershey. Scalise won by injury default as Latrobe defeated Jesey Shore 60-6.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Allegheny head coach Jamie Kyriazis offers encouragement to Clay Byerly during his victory over Cumberland Valley's Brad Drabenstadt during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. North Allegheny defeated Cumberland Valley, 29-28
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Allegheny head coach Jamie Kyriazis offers encouragement to Clay Byerly during his victory over Cumberland Valley's Brad Drabenstadt during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. North Allegheny defeated Cumberland Valley, 29-28
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Allegheny's Colton Byerly (right) starts to turn Cumberland Valley's Brendon Rigney in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Byerly won by fall. North Allegheny defeated Cumberland Valley, 29-28.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Allegheny's Colton Byerly (right) starts to turn Cumberland Valley's Brendon Rigney in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Byerly won by fall. North Allegheny defeated  Cumberland Valley, 29-28.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Shane Ging (bottom) battles Huntingdon's Seth Baney in their 138-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Ging lost by a 9-0 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Shane Ging (bottom) battles Huntingdon's Seth Baney in their 138-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey.  Ging lost by a 9-0 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Rausaun Culberson fights off a pin attempt by Huntingdon's Matt Norris in their 195-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Culberson lost by a 14-4 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Rausaun Culberson fights off a pin attempt by Huntingdon's Matt Norris in their 195-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Culberson lost by a 14-4 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Jeremey Carter ties up with Huntingdon's Mitchell Lauer during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Carter lost by fall. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Jeremey Carter ties up with Huntingdon's Mitchell Lauer during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Carter lost by fall. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Bryce Christoff reacts after being pinned by Huntingdon's Mitchell Lauer during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Bryce Christoff reacts after being pinned by Huntingdon's Mitchell Lauer during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Shane Ging (bottom) battles Huntingdon's Seth Baney in their 138-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Ging lost by a 9-0 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Shane Ging (bottom) battles Huntingdon's Seth Baney in their 138-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey.  Ging lost by a 9-0 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Shane Ging reacts after losing to Huntingdon's Seth Baney in their 138-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Ging lost by a 9-0 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Shane Ging reacts after losing to Huntingdon's Seth Baney in their 138-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Ging lost by a 9-0 major decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette head coach Rick Chaussard (far right) and his fellow coaches and wrestlers look on during their second round match against Huntingdon at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette head coach Rick Chaussard (far right) and his fellow coaches and wrestlers look on during their second round match against Huntingdon at the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Jack Previte (bottom) battles Huntingdon's Logan Fisher in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey. Previte lost by a 10-5 decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Jack Previte (bottom) battles Huntingdon's Logan Fisher in their 182-pound bout during the second round of the PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Feb. 6, 2014 in Hershey.  Previte lost by a 10-5 decision. South Fayette lost the match to Huntingdon, 43-15.

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HERSHEY — It was quite an opening-round performance for the three WPIAL teams at the PIAA Class AAA team championships Thursday.

Franklin Regional and Latrobe breezed to easy victories, and North Allegheny (16-1) needed wins by the Byerly brothers in the final two matches to stun District 3 champion Cumberland Valley, 29-28, at Giant Center.

While the Class AAA teams shined, it wasn't a good day for Class AA teams Burrell and South Fayette. Both dropped their matches.

With North Allegheny down 28-20 with two matches left, Colton Byerly, a senior, rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to pin Brendon Rigney at 3:29 at 182. Clay Byerly, a junior, recorded a 4-2 decision against Brad Drabenstadt at 195.

Clay Byerly used a first-period takedown and two second-period escapes pull out the win.

“I don't how many more one-point decisions I can go through,” North Allegheny coach Jamie Kyriazis said. “It was similar to the Canon-McMillan match (Saturday). We just rode that momentum, and we're starting to strive on the close matches.”

The two teams won seven matches each, but North Allegheny got a pin from Zach Smith (220) and a technical fall by Dom Forys (126).

Kyriazis said wins by Scott Stossel (120) and Jake Hinkson (132) were a big reason for the win.

“Both Scott and Jake rallied for wins, and Blynn Shideler (152) keeping T.C. Warner from a technical fall or pin was huge,” Kyriazis said. “Jake's win probably won it. We needed to weather the storm in a couple matches in the middle, and we did.”

Colton Byerly said he's never had a bigger win.

“It was for me and my team,” he said. “I had to do well for my team, and I knew me or my brother had to come up big.

“After I went down, I knew I had to come back strong. I got a bar and was looking to tilt him. Once I got the five-count, I went for it.”

It doesn't get any easier for North Allegheny. The Tigers face District 11 runner-up Parkland in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Friday. Parkland defeated District 6 champion Central Mountain, 33-27.

Franklin Regional and Latrobe didn't have to worry about dramatic wins. The Panthers rolled to a 67-9 win against Wilson, the third-place team from District 3, and the Wildcats won 13 of 14 matches to blitz District 4 champion Jersey Shore, 60-6.

The Panthers (20-1), ranked No. 1 in the state, lost the first match of the night and won 12 of the final 13. They got pins from Spencer Lee (113), Gus Solomon (120), Michael Kemerer (138), Brandon Yant (160), Nate Painter (170), John Wohlin (182) and Jake Pickup (195). Charlie Mazon (285) and Josh Maruca (145) earned forfeits, while Devin Brown (106) and Josh Shields (152) won by technical fall.

Franklin Regional will meet McDowell (13-1), which rallied to defeat Central Dauphin, 34-32.

“We came out and wrestled well,” Franklin Regional coach Eric Mausser said. “We took care of business. I'm sure it will get tougher the next two days.”

Latrobe (13-2) will face District 1 champion Boyertown (23-0), which defeated District 2 champion Wyoming Valley West, 50-18. Boyertown is ranked No. 2 in the state.

Latrobe got pins from Ethan McCoy (113), Ethan Stas (132), Dom Scalise (160) and Justin Short (170), forfeit wins to Luke Pletcher (120) and Jake Willochell (138) and a technical fall by Zack Zavatsky (182).

“It was a nice match for us to start off the tournament,” Latrobe coach Tad Harbert said. “They have some scrappy kids who made our kids wrestle. It was a good one to get under our belt.”

Burrell coach Josh Shields and South Fayette coach Rick Chaussard were not pleased with their teams' performances.

Burrell fell to District 3 runner-up Hamburg, 35-33, and South Fayette lost to District 6 champion Huntingdon, 43-15.

They will return for 8 a.m. matches Friday in the consolation bracket.

Opening-round woes continued for eight-time defending WPIAL champion Burrell, which lost its opening PIAA match for the third consecutive season.

“We tried to de-emphasize the whole WPIAL title thing this year,” Shields said. “It didn't work. We can't seem to find a way to win that first match.

“I told them my sophomore year we lost the first match and came all the way back to finish third. It is doable, but it's up to these kids. It's been their goal to finish top four in the state, we'll see Friday morning.”

Hamburg (24-5) won the first four matches and built a 17-0 lead.

South Fayette never got untracked in its loss.

“They have a solid lineup throughout,” Chaussard said. “It's tough to make moves. We just didn't wrestle well.”

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

Wrestling summaries

PIAA team tournament

First round

Class AAA

Franklin Regional 67, Wilson 9

106: Devin Brown (FR) t.f. Tyler Wilkes, 20-3 (4:51)

113: Spencer Lee (FR) p. Tyler Strobel, :20

120: Augusten Solomon (FR) p. Francesca Giorgio, :57

126: Dom Giannangeli (FR) d. Connor Moyer, 5-2

132: Mike Hafer (W) d. Dan Contraguerro, 7-0

138: Mike Kemerer (FR) p. Tommy O'Brien, 2:50

145: Josh Maruca (FR) wbf

152: Josh Shields (FR) t.f. Parker Eidle, 21-2 (4:00)

160: Brandon Yant (FR) p. Jacob Yancey, 4:46

170: Nate Painter (FR) p. Adam Brown, 3:28

182: John Wohlin (FR) p. Keaton Eidle, 3:53

195: Jake Pickup (FR) p. Austin Rosa, 4:39

*220: Hunter Hatlee (W) p. Brett Zanotto, :38

285: Charlie Mazon (FR) wbf

Latrobe 60, Jersey Shore 6

106: Hunter Zondory (JS) p. Carson Palmer, 1:59

113: Ethan McCoy (L) p. Isiah Leone, 1:59

120: Luke Pletcher (L) wbf

126: Joel Cawoski (L) d. Noah Ulmer, 5-1

132: Ethan Stas (L) p. Coy Killion, 3:51

138: Jake Willochell (L) wbf

145: Ethan Smith (L) m.d. Hayden Swartwood, 10-2

152: Jake Shaffer (L) d. Colton Killion, 8-4

160: Dominic Scalise (L) p. Seth Young, 1:35

170: Justin Short (L) p. Max Mason, 3:52

182: Zachary Zavatsky (L) t.f. Dominic Loffredo, 18-2 (4:17)

195: Travis Schmeling (L) d. Nate Lose, 4-2

*220: Dylan Davis (L) d. Jacob Huling, 3-1

285: Tyler Mears (L) d. Bryce Charles, 4-1

North Allegheny 29, Cumberland Valley 28

106: William Kaldes (CV) d. Zack Stedeford, 12-7

113: Luke Landefeld (NA) d. Wyatt Long, 7-0

120: Scotty Stossel (NA) d. Cal Reichart, 8-5

126: Domenic Forys (NA) t.f. Saurab Faruque, 17-2 (3:06)

132: Jake Hinkson (NA) d. Alex Wolfe, 5-3

138: Patrick Duggan (CV) m.d. AJ Boeh, 15-6

145: Felix Belga (CV) m.d. Drew Landefeld, 8-0

152: TC Warner (CV) m.d. Blynn Shideler, 14-3

160: Brandon Rudy (CV) d. Jake Woodley, 3-2

170: Dayne Ross (CV) m.d. David Tallman, 11-3

182: Clay Byerly (NA) p. Brendon Rigney, 3:29

195: Clay Byerly (NA) d. Brad Drabenstadt, 4-2

*220: Zach Smith (NA) p. Jake Black, 1:10

285: Jackson Stanford (CV) p. David Probert, 1:30

Class AA

Boiling Springs 47, Redbank Valley 18

106: Jonathan Day (BS) p. Scott Drenning, :24

113: Ryan Kube (RV) p. Devin Crum, 3:46

*120: Korbin Myers (BS) m.d. Willis Gruver, 16-7

126: Grant Bond (BS) t.f. Kolbin Altobelli, 18-2 (6:00)

132: Tanner Altobelli (RV) d. AJ Kostyak, 4-2

138: Kyle Shoop (BS) p. Austin Schreckengost, :53

145: John Vaughn (BS) p. Luke Gallo, 4:55

152: Tyler Kauffman (BS) d. Mitch Blose, 9-8

160: Travis Wickard (BS) t.f. Jake Hopper, 15-0 (2:55)

170: Connor Murphy (BS) d. Keshon Truitt, 10-5

182: Nathan Gouhin (BS) d. Kaven Hornberger, 13-9

195: Kyle Taylor (BS) p. Pat Crawford, 1:28

220: Cal Haines (RV) p. Nathan Dixon, 2:16

285: Ben Carillo (RV) d. Noah Davis, 4-2

Hamburg Area 35, Burrell 33

106: Romeo Eaddy (H) d. Dean Edwards, 13-9

113: Dillan Jeffery (B) wbf

*120: Sean Stanish (Ha) t.f. Jason Roberts, 15-0 (5:43)

126: Kerry Mega (H) d. Anthony Marra, 9-2

132: Chris Kummerer (H) d. John Andrejcik, 7-5

138: Nick Oswald (H) p. Damon Greenwald, 2:27

145: Corey Falleroni (B) p. Andrew Kochel, 1:52

152: Steven Edwards (B) p. Matt James, 5:01

160: Derrick Beattie (B) p. Ronnie Lavigne, 1:02

170: Nicholas Pattock (B) d. Tyler Herbert, 3-1

182: Jacob Eller (H) p. Alex Moses, 1:27

195: Austin Bashore (H) wbf

220: Logan Lackey (H) d. Robert Scherer, 5-2

285: Al Beattie (B) p. Blake Roberts, 3:02

Huntingdon Area 43, South Fayette 15

106: Andrew John (SF) p. John Kline, :50

113: Collin Glorioso (H) wbf

*120: Tyler Scott (H) t.f. Kevin Chaussard, 17-0 (4:00)

126: Matt Wilson (H) d. Scott Rzepecki, 7-1

132: Michael Carr (Sf) d. Devon Green, 10-4

138: Nathan Russell (H) m.d. Shane Ging, 9-0

145: Seth Baney (H) d. Ben Previte, 10-4

152: Jacob Oliver (H) d. Brett Beltz, 6-0

160: Grant Fetchet (SF) d. Jon Wagner, 7-1

170: Jared Walker (SF) d. Eric Lynn, 10-5

182: Logan Fisher (H) d. Jack Previte, 10-5

195: Matt Norris (H) m.d. Rausaun Culberson, 14-4

220: Tyler Morningstar (H) p. Bryce Christoff, 1:52

285: Mitchell Lauer (H) p. Jeremy Carter, 3:28

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