HERSHEY — Burrell and Boiling Springs weren't going to make it easy on each other.
It was only fitting that it came down to the final match, with the Bubblers trailing 31-30, in the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Team Championships third round of consolations at Giant Center Saturday morning.
It all came down the 120-pounders: Peyton Stauffer for Boiling Springs and Colby Christie for the Buccaneers.
Stauffer came out flying and quickly notched points with two quick takedowns. But a reversal from Christie made it tight, 4-2, moving into the final period.
However, Stauffer took a few shots at Christie, sticking him on his back and taking the win with another takedown 6-2 for a 33-31 Bubblers victory.
"I've had a tough tournament this weekend and I'm thinking, 'I need to step up now,'" Stauffer said. "I stepped up and went out there and did it for my team. I knew he was a 113-pounder and I knew I was bigger than him, so I shot in right away and took him down. I knew I could tilt him, so I tilted him for two, got the reversal and took him down."
Boiling Springs started off slow with two losses at 126 (Collin Nester fell to 5-2 decision) and 132 (Jack Coulston lost a 12-2 major) but picked up the pieces for two wins at 138 (Lucas Shoop) and 145 (Kollin Myers fall) to take the lead 10-7.
Three wins at 152, 160 and 170 put the Buccaneers ahead 19-10. An unsportsmanlike penalty was given to Bubblers head coach Rodney Wright after the 170-pound bout to make it 19-9.
Nick Kostyak got the Bubblers back on track at 182 with a pin in 4:19 over Daniel Hydok and three more wins at 195, 220 and 285 put the Bubblers ahead again 30-19.
Boiling Springs is back at it currently in the third-place semifinals against Muncy, which lost against Reynolds 40-16 in the semifinals Friday night.