Sometimes well-made plans are like poorly written rules in that they're made to be broken.
For the Centralia varsity wrestling team that appears to be the case because what was supposed to be a Clarence Cannon Conference quad meet on Thursday now is just a hard fought dual that the Panthers just barely lost to Brookfield 37-36 according to trackwrestling.com
Highlights for Centralia included Nicky O'Toole pinning Quinn Gladbach at 106 lbs, Austin Dawson at 132, Rafe Mechlin at 152 and Anthony Stevens at 145 all won by void and Grafton Litrell at 160 won by fall against Brookfield's Khalil Wal;ker in 2:42. The Panther's Trevor Bodine at 195 also topped Jacob Jackman in 1:14, Sam Lynn at 220 lost in 2:32 to Brookfield's Lane Thudium and Centralia's Duke Newsted at 126 lost by pin to Donovan Pam.
The Panthers also lost by forfeit at 285 and 113, both teams were issued a void and Centralia's Carson Sanders fell by major decision 11-2 at 138 to Dawson Baker. Lakota Phillips lost in 4:23 at 170 to Brookfield's Brandon Delana, as well.
The Panthers take on North Callaway, Columbia Independent and Rock Bridge on Jan. 9 and on Jan. 12 the squad faces Palmyra.