PHILIPSBURG - Tyrone was forfeiting four weights against Philipsburg-Osceola, but the Golden Eagles appeared on paper to have the advantage in five or six weights.
But the Mounties ripped up the paper.
P-O, ranked third in the Mirror rankings, won the first nine weights, including Logan Walstrom's 4-3 win over Dylan Weston at 145, and cruised to a 57-9 victory Wednesday night at the P-O gymnasium.
"I did not expect that," P-O coach Tim McCamley said. "I can't read this team. You don't know whether they're up or whether they're not up, and they answered the call."
"They've got a tough team," Tyrone coach Blair Packer said, "and they just outwrestled us tonight."
Packer chose to forfeit to unbeaten Chris Thompson (23-0) and move Ty Snyder up to 113 to face face Bryan Descavish to begin the match. Descavish rolled up a 10-0 lead before putting Snyder on his back with a half nelson and pinning him in 5:30.
At 120, fifth-ranked Brian Evans took fourth-ranked Jason Schopp down in the first period and turned him for three points for a 5-0 lead. Schopp tilted Evans for two points in the second, but Evans reversed. Schopp rode Evans the entire third period, but Evans avoided danger and won, 7-2.
"Evans is a tough kid," McCamley said. "He's been wrestling well lately, and I hope he continues that."
Caleb Shively, a sophomore 126-pounder with a 3-3 record, took a 2-0 lead over junior Luke McCloskey into the third period, where Shively received an interlocking point and reversed to win, 5-0.
"Caleb is a hard worker and has a lot to learn, but he's a tough kid," McCamley said.
After Justin Millard (132) and Andrew Greenawalt (138) picked up forfeit wins, the stage was set for Walstrom, the Mirror's top-ranked 152-pounder who was down to 145 for the first time and weighed in with Jared Smith, and Weston, the top-ranked 145-pounder.
For the first half of the bout, it was all Walstrom (22-1), who hit two slick double-leg takedowns in the first period and gave up two escapes. Weston (21-3) escaped in the third and was down 4-3 entering the third period.
Walstrom took injury time as he cramped up, and he spent the rest of the period holding off the cramps and Weston's aggressive wrestling.
"I cramped the whole time," Walstrom said. "I knew he was going to be tough, and I wasn't sure where we were going to go - me or Jared. The third period [Weston] was moving, and I could barely keep up with him."
"Logan needs to get some matches at 145 because that's where he wants to go," McCamley said. "He cramped up big-time. That's not to take anything away from Weston. He's a quality kid."
"I thought he made an excellent account of himself against Walstrom," Packer said. "I have all the respect in the world for him, but Dylan wrestled a good six minutes."
Smith moved up to 152 and received a forfeit before Jeffrey Thompson, trailing D.J. Wunder, 4-2, in the second period, reversed Wunder to his back for four points and a 6-4 lead. Thompson added an escape and takedown in the third to win, 9-6.
P-O (9-2) was missing 170-pounder Jay Prentice and 195-pounder Brad Anstine, so Parker Watson made his varsity debut against Markus Wagner in a matchup of Mirror first-team football all-stars. Watson notched four takedowns and held an 8-3 lead before using a half nelson to put Wagner on his back and pinning him in 5:10.
"Parker is a tremendous athlete," McCamley said, "and there's not too much Parker can't do. I expected a lot out of Parker, and he expects a lot out of himself.
"It's so nice not to have to forfeit. We keep preaching to these kids you never know when you're going to get the call."
With P-O holding a 42-0 lead, 182-pounder Jared Beckwith got the Eagles (6-9) a win. Down 2-0 to Dennis Lumadue, Beckwith reversed him to his back and got the fall in 3:48.
Courtland Pannebaker made it two in a row for Tyrone with a 6-1 win over promising freshman R.J. Kephart.
Mountie 220-pounder Nick Gray built a 5-0 lead on Ryan Isenberg before reversing him to his back and pinning Isenberg in 4:23.
Tim Dombroski broke a 2-2 tie with Justin Reader at 285 with a takedown with 23 seconds left in the second. Dombroski ended up winning, 4-2, much to the delight of the home crowd.
"Timmy works really hard, and he deserves everything he gets," McCamley said. "He's come a long way. He knows how to wrestle a heavyweight match."
113-Descavish, PO, pinned Snyder, 5:30; 120-Evans, PO, dec. Schopp, 7-2; 126-Shively, PO, dec. McCloskey, 5-0; 132-Millard, PO, won by forfeit; 138-Greenawalt, PO, won by forfeit; 145-Walstrom, PO, dec. Weston, 4-3; 152-Smith, PO, won by forfeit.
160-J. Thompson, PO, dec. Wunder, 9-6; 170-Watson, PO, pinned Wagner, 5:10; 182-Beckwith, T, pinned Lumadue, 3:48; 195-Pannebaker, T, dec. Kephart, 6-1; 220-Gray, PO, pinned Isenberg, 4:23; 285-Dombroski, PO, dec. Reader, 4-2; 106-C. Thompson, PO, won by forfeit.
Records: Tyrone (6-9); Philipsburg-Osceola (9-2).