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Warriors take fifth at John Williams Duals tournament

Canton wrestles well, takes 5th
VERNON, Jan. 31 – In a challenging tournament, the Canton High wrestling (15-9, 4-1 NCCC) wrestled well and finished fifth at the John Williams Duals in Rockville.

Canton came close to beating Rockville but fell, 42-37. Plainville dominated the Warriors in a 55-21 defeat before Canton rallied to beat undermanned Morgan-Clinton, 62-18. In the fifth place bout, Canton beat Windham High for the first time ever with a 43-42 decision on criteria. The two teams actually tied at 42-42 but Canton earned the tiebreaker point and the victory for having more near fall points.

On Thursday, Canton snapped a five-match losing streak against Granby with a 48-33 victory. It was the first win over the Bears since 2002.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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