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Benton wrestlers fall short at sectional

 
By Scott Mees
updated: 2/10/2019 10:13 AM

It was a disappointing day for the Benton wrestling team at the Carterville Class 1A Sectional on Saturday.

The Rangers have enjoyed a good season, but no members of the team were able to claim a sectional crown.

Gabe Craig, who wrestles at 285 pounds, was the only Benton athlete to place. The Benton sophomore received a bye in the opening round and defeated Tolono Unity's Austin McDaniel in 1:11 in the quarterfinals.

Vandalia's Anthony Enlow knocked off Craig by fall at 3:32 in the semifinal round. Craig bounced back to beat Mount Carmel's Elliott Laws in the consolation semifinal to place fourth in his weight division.