The Fort Osage wrestling team held just a 31-25 lead over Belton when heavyweight Stevie Gabb took the mat.
With the final match, 106 pounds, being a forfeit for Belton, Gabb needed a win to secure the victory. He did just that, recording a pin in 1:36 to lift the Indians to a 37-31 Suburban Middle Seven victory Tuesday.
With the match tied 10-10 after a 10-2 major decision by Fort Osage’s Dylan Reed (120), Jesse Newton (145), Jeremiah Phillips (152) and Josh Rieck (160) reeled off three straight pins to give the Indians control. Newton took just 22 seconds to put his opponent’s shoulders to the mat, and Phillips won in just 30 seconds.
Jake Jones (195) took a 1-0 decision to set up Gabb’s decisive win.
PARK HILL SOUTH 69, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 12: Cooper Boyles (182) and Trey Greiner (138) each recorded pins but that’s all Blue Springs South could muster in a loss to visiting Park Hill South Wednesday.
The Jaguars gave up 36 points at the start with six open weight classes.
BEARS SPLIT: William Chrisman recorded four pins in a 48-24 win over Ruskin but didn’t have enough in a 57-18 loss to Oak Park in a pair of Suburban Middle Seven matches Tuesday at Oak Park.
Lyndon Shell Jr. (220), Kash Ocobock (120) and Rico Alaniz (170) all recorded first-period pins and Andru Campos (195) had a third-period pin to win four of the five matches that were contested on the mat against Ruskin.
Campos (195) and Brandon Rue (285) had pins against Oak Park. Riley Ragan (106) won an 8-2 decision and Shell (220) won a 4-0 decision but the Bears couldn’t overcome five forfeit losses.
ODESSA 41, OAK GROVE 15: Oak Grove earned five victories but earned no bonus points in a dual loss to Missouri River Valley Conference West rival Odessa Tuesday.
Kaden Scarborough (113) won a 9-7 sudden victory for the host Panthers. Carson Smith (138, 2-1), Hunter Chaney (170, 5-3), Zander Brinegar (195, 8-4) and Devin Alewine (285, 1-0) also won decisions for Oak Grove, but Odessa recorded three pins and two major decisions.