Monday, January 14, 2013

WRESTLING NOTEBOOK: OJR still making a point

By Don Seeley
Owen J. Roberts’ Gordon Bolig will go for his 100th career win
Wednesday when the Wildcats take on Spring-Ford in a match that
will go far in determining the PAC-10 championship this season.
(File photo by Bill Rudick)
BUCKTOWN — In case you didn’t notice, a Pioneer Athletic Conference team finally put up double figures on Owen J. Roberts.
For the first time in nearly two full years, or since a grind-it-out, 37-21 win over Methacton back on Jan. 26, 2011, the Wildcats surrendered 10 or more points to a PAC-10 rival when they gave up 14 in a decision of Perkiomen Valley last Wednesday. Two nights later, they gave up the exact same number in their highly-anticipated turned highly-anticlimactic win (because of illness and injuries) over Boyertown last Friday night.
But the Wildcats are not — repeat, are not — getting generous or, for that matter, getting weak.
And barring a loss at Spring-Ford on Wednesday night, they’ll get the No. 1 seed for this year’s District 1-Class AAA Team Duals, which get under way next week.
“We’re pretty pleased with how the kids are wrestling,” OJR head coach Steve DeRafelo said following Friday’s beating of Boyertown. “But we still have some things to work on … and we still have to get our lineup in order.”
Right now DeRafelo’s big concern, of course, is Spring-Ford. 

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