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Perham remains undefeated with 62-15 win over Panthers

Perham used five forfeits, four pins and two other wins to remain undefeated in dual meets with a 62-15 victory over the Park Rapids wrestling team in a battle of Section 8AA opponents Tuesday night at Perham.

Ashton Clark used a first-period takedown for a 2-1 minor decision at 120 pounds, Zach Hocking recorded a pin in overtime at 220 and Dwayne Johnson recorded a second-period pin at 285 to account for Park Rapids' three wins. Clark entered this dual rated No. 3 at 113 in the latest state Class AA poll.

Hocking needed an escape in the third period to force overtime before a takedown set up a pin at the 6:33 mark while Johnson used a second-period reversal to set up a pin at the 2:40 mark as the Panthers fell to 2-2 on the season.

Cody Dravis, who is rated No. 3 at 170, dropped a 6-4 minor decision to Perham's Zach Peterson at 182. Peterson, who is rated No. 4 at 170, used an escape and takedown in the second period and a reversal in the third period to offset a first-period takedown and two escapes in the third period by Dravis for the win.

Perham, which is rated No. 5 in the latest state Class AA poll, improved to 12-0 in dual meets. Perham has five other wrestlers - Gabe Bellefeuille (No. 9 at 113), Leighton Rach (No. 5 at 120), Dylan Fudge (No. 6 at 138), Dawson Kellogg (No. 3 at 182) and Ty Moser (No. 3 at 195) - rated in the state poll. Rach, Fudge and Kellogg recorded pins while Moser posted a win by technical fall.

Perham 62, Park Rapids 15

106: Blaze Brady, P, won by forfeit. 113: Owen Werner, P, won by forfeit. 120: Ashton Clark, PR, minor decision over Dylan Johnson 2-1. 126: Gareth Covington, P, won by forfeit. 132: Gabe Bellefeuille, P, won by forfeit. 138: Jack Fudge, P, won by forfeit. 145: Leighton Rach, P, pinned Joe Klein 3:33. 152: Dylan Fudge, P, pinned Landen Burlingame, 1:46. 160: Wyatt Guck, P, pinned Eli Bessman 3:29. 170: Dawson Kellogg, P, pinned Dawson Roth 1:28. 182: Zach Peterson, P, minor decision over Cody Dravis 6-4. 195: Ty Moser, P, technical fall over Jack Hensel 18-3. 220: Zach Hocking, PR, pinned Jose Lopez 6:33 (ot). 285: Dwayne Johnson, PR, pinned Colton Kostynick 2:40.

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