Although Oswego High School came away with a 50-21 Southwest Prairie Conference wrestling victory over Thursday in Oswego, the Cougars started the season 3-0 for the first time in school history.
“I can’t be mad at any of my guys,” Plainfield South coach Jason Acevedo said. “We’ve shown a lot of experience and maturity so far this year. I’m proud of every one of these guys up and down the lineup. We’ve never been 3-0 before.”
Plainfield South beat Plano 39-33, Mendota 73-6 and Elgin St. Edward via forfeit before beginning league dual action Thursday at Oswego.
Just five matches went the distance. Of those, Oswego won just two of them.
“There were overtimes, matches that went both ways, so the score was not indicative of how close of a battle or of how exciting this dual was,” Acevedo said. “Both teams gave it everything they had.”
Plainfield South also wrestled without sectional qualifier Jacob Meeder, who is still a week away from returning from a broken hand.
“Jake will be at 160 (pounds),” Acevedo said. “He’s cut a little bit this year and his body fat means he could go down to 152, but we’re going to keep him at 160.”
Plainfield North’s Nick Wolf (285) and Nick DiNardo (152) each won by a pin, but it wasn’t nearly enough in a 55-12 SPC dual loss to Minooka (5-1).
The Indians are ranked No. 4 in the state by www.illinoismatmen.com.
Plainfield East started the SPC dual season with a 48-19 loss to Oswego East.
Zach Costello (126), Nick Laboy (152) and Matt Yates (285) were victorious for the Bengals, who are under first-year coach Clinton Polz.
Plainfield Central, which is ranked No. 9 in the state, was strong at the middle and upper weights during a 54-13 Southwest Prairie Conference road win over Romeoville Thursday in Romeoville.
Plainfield Central (3-0, 2-0 in the SPC) posted wins from 145 through 285 pounds.
Posting pins were Mike Marro at 152, Kyle Ledbetter at 160, Wendell Davidston at 170. Nana Aikins at 182, Jordan Ellingwood at 195, Greg Cameron at 220 and Mike Farr at 285.