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District 8 – 6A, one of the Toughest in State?

Some would argue that Allen’s path through district was easy, with only two combined loses amongst the 14 wrestlers.  the whole team only loosing 2 matches the entire tournament.  BUT,  don’t let the results fool you, this is one of the toughest districts in the state, with over half of the finals matches featuring state placers or qualifiers from last year.

District 8 boys results

113 state qualifier Sam McCoy of Plano HS  ran into 3rd in state placer  Nathan Rankin of Plano East, who only lost by 1 point to the state champ last year Isaiah Delgado in the semi finals.

Which led up to Rankin facing Noah Yeamans of Allen the state runner up last year in the district finals.  Rankin gets the best of Yeamans when he catches him for the fall after Yeamans was ahead on the score board.  New rankings will show. Delgago, Rankin, and Yeamans top 3 in order.

120-You had, in the district finals, state qualifier Tatsuro Iwase of Plano HS facing down # 2 ranked Alonzo Herrera of Allen a 4th place state finisher last year win went to Herrera of Allen TF-21-6.

126– Had 5th in state placer and #4 ranked Adam Maestas of McKinney Boyd going through top 20 ranked Andrique Merritt-Broughton of McKinney HS to face #3 ranked and 3rd state placer Logan Brown of Allen.  Brown gets the major 10-2.

132– finals match had Connor Wilson of Wylie who was a state qualifier last year in 5A, one match away from placing last year.  Opponent was freshman Austin Cooley who was a youth state placer last year.  Wilson came out winning 6-0

138-5A state qualifier Rafael Lopez met up with state qualifer and #2 ranked and state qualifier  Trent Dooley of Allen.  Dooley comes out ahead 10-5

182– 5A state qualifier Stryder Rodriguez of Wylie met up with #1 ranked and last years state champ  Evan Hackett.  Hackett gets the major 15-3

195– This was another marque match, finals saw #1 ranked and state champ Mark Inglehart of Allen facing #2 ranked and 3rd state placer Collin McCoy of McKinney Boyd,  1st period went scoreless, 2nd period had an escape, 3rd period saw Inglehart finish the match up 8-2.