Cecil County's Silas Filliaux, Hunter Zacerous, and Jarrett Hunter placed at the MPSSAA wrestling state tournament which concluded Monday at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.
Cecil County wrestlers Silas Filliaux of Rising Sun, North East's Marshall Johnston, and the Tigers' Richie Moore each won an individual title at the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference tournament which concluded Saturday afternoon at Edgewood High.
Instead of earning its first-ever banner to hang on the wall, the Perryville wrestling team had to watch Patterson Mill celebrate in the Panthers' gym.
The Huskies trailed 26-12 before winning four straight bouts to capture the region title with a 33-32 triumph over top-seeded Perryville.
It was an anticlimactic end to an exciting match.
The Perryville wrestling team won the final bout by forfeit to escape with a 33-32 triumph over visiting Rising Sun Friday night.
It was a night of milestones for the Perryville wrestling team.
And the Panthers' star wrestler Hunter Zacerous was as happy about the team's big accomplishment as he was of his own.
In Wednesday's 57-22 Senior Night triumph over North Harford, Zacerous posted his 100th career win with a pin in the opening bout as Perryville clinched the top seed and home mat advantage in the region dual tournament for the first time.
Rising Sun's wrestling team lost 48-23 to visiting Eastern Tech Friday night.
Entering the final bout of last Wednesday night's match with Harford Tech, Perryville coach Thad Gough theorized that not many people outside of the Panthers' wrestling room were aware of freshman Adam Campbell.
That changed last Wednesday night as Campbell's come-from-behind 10-7 victory propelled Perryville to a 39-36 triumph over visiting Harford Tech.
"This is great. This is awesome," Gough said. "This is the best part of the whole sport."
The North East wrestling team defeated both Fallston and Rising Sun last Wednesday.
The Perryville wrestling team opened the season with a 72-10 triumph over visiting Elkton last Wednesday afternoon.
The Panthers won three of the five contested matches and received eight forfeits.
Rising Sun wrestling battled to a 42-37 victory over visiting Perryville on Wednesday, January 25.
"We had high expectations coming in and then we had a couple of injuries and a couple of guys go down. We only have one of our three senior captains healthy. So its kind of put a dim on our season when it comes to dual meets. So this is one that we had circled as a winnable one that would mean a lot to the kids. Our guys went out there and wrestled hard," said Perryville head coach Thad Gough.