By Pete Mansheffer
Sun Sports Contributor
GREENE – It was Senior Recognition Night at Greene, but freshmen Abram Parsons, Tyler Brown and Brady Smith came up big Wednesday in Greene/Oxford’s 55-27 Section Four wrestling victory over Maine-Endwell.
Parsons picked up his first varsity victory with a 9-1 decision over Garrett Ellis at 220 pounds. Parsons won a few JV matches, but Greene/Oxford co-coach Jesse Fendryk said he put it all together Wednesday night.
“It was a textbook, technical wrestling match for Abram,” Fendryk said. “It was impressive to watch.”
Parsons secured a late takedown in the first period to break a scoreless stalemate and pushed his lead to 7-1 after two periods.
Brown, wrestling at 120 pounds, avenged an 8-5 loss to Payton Bennett a week ago with a 4-3 decision in the final match of the evening.
Scoreless after two periods, Brown scored a two-point takedown early in the third only to see Bennett quickly tie the match with a reversal. Brown turned the tables back on Bennett with less than a minute to go with a reversal then held off Bennett, who recorded an escape with 15.4 seconds to go but could not get a takedown.
“It was a nice bounce-back victory for Tyler after losing to (Bennett a week ago),” Fendryk said.
Smith opened the evening with a 13-second pin of Ryan David-Kadaronak. Smith got David-Kadaronak on his back shortly after the whistle and picked up the quickest stick of the match.
Also picking up pins for Greene/Oxford were Hunter Wells (138), Hayden Proppe (170) and Noah Kennedy (195).
Prior to the match, seniors, Proppe of Oxford Academy, and Mallory Fowler of Greene (and their parents) were honored by the coaching staff and families.
Greene/Oxford will host Sidney on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greene...