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Cougars’ Deck, Pirates’ Doss finish 3rd at state tourney

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GREENSBORO — Neuse Charter senior Isaiah Deck and Corinth Holders sophomore Andrew Doss each capped his wrestling season by finishing third in their respective weight classes at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association tournament Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Deck turned around a semifinals loss Friday in the 1-A 170-pound division with a pair of victories Saturday, including a 14-4 major decision over East Surry’s Joseph Becker in the consolation final to conclude his season with a 50-3 record.

Doss, wrestling in the 4-A 152-pound division, also lost in the semifinals Friday. On Saturday, Doss posted an 8-1 decision over Charlotte Hough senior Luke Kucko before claiming third place with a 6-4 win over South Caldwell senior Dustin Herman. Doss finished his season 21-5.

Deck’s Cougars teammate, senior Franko Cuccurello, placed fourth at 138 pounds.

The only Johnston County wrestler to win a state title was Clayton senior Noah Johns, who claimed the 3-A 106-pound crown.