#8220;I#8217;d rather win the last one than the first one,#8221; he said. #8220;The public will never understand it, the score doesn#8217;t show it and it will be conflicted by the public for years to come. I saw resilience and I#8217;m proud of what I saw from our guys. I saw fight from every one of them.
#8220;Obviously I saw mistakes as well, but that#8217;s the good thing about it being Jan. 5. Nobody knows what these kids have been through this week, but tonight is the worst anyone will see the Soddy-Daisy Trojans.#8221;
The meet Thursday night at Soddy-Daisy could have been billed as a clash of wrestling titans, and it certainly was a match of perennial state-title contenders.
Garrett Bowers (106) won by forfeit and Colton Landers (132), Caleb Eachus (145), Jack Hicks (170) and Titus Swafford (285) collected pins for Cleveland. Bryce Pond (120) scored a major decision.
#8220;I think we brought the fight in 12 weights. The other two we have to get better,#8221; first-year Cleveland coach Josh Bosken said.