By Bill Tamburrino
Ramona’s second step towards a Valley League championship in wrestling was a baby step. Oceanside High School gave the Bulldog mat men very little resistance as the Pirates forfeited five weights and Ramona beat them 56-13 on the road.
The Dawgs are now 2-0 in the Valley League.
Oceanside opened the match with Daniel Pagdilao beating Ramona’s Noah Lagoe by a major decision in the 106 bout. Logan White (113) got Ramona to within 1 point as he scored a decision over Joe Silva with a 8-2 win.
Vince Adair got the Dawgs in the lead for good as he scored a major decision over Anton delaCruz (120) and the Dawgs led 7-4.
Martin Dowers followed win by decision in the 126 bout as he beat Elmer Gutierrez. Arturo Osorio beat Dustin DaSilva by major decision in the 132 bout to give RHS a 14-4 lead.
Isaiah Ilich recorded Ramona’s first pin of the match as he beat Estaban Susa with a first period fall. Jake Ohnysty received 6 team points when he was awarded a forfeit in the 145 bout.
Oceanside’s Marcus Cerda beat Troy Jordan (152) by decision and the Dawgs led 26-7. Will Tate pinned Ramona’s Jacob Grybow (160) and the Pirates had cut Ramona’s lead to 26-13.
Just when it appeared that Oceanside had momentum the Pirates forfeited the 170 pound bout to Raul Briseno. Noe Hernandez then beat K.J. Velasco in the second period of the 182 bout to give the Dawgs a 38-13 lead.
Cisco Carter also earned Ramona 6 team points when he was awarded a forfeit in the 195 bout.
Zach Berg won a forfeit in the 220 bout as did Trae Rodriguez in the 285 bout.
The Dawg House should be packed Thursday night, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. when Ramona plays host to its No. 1 one all-time dual meet rival, Escondido High School.