Savanna High School’s wrestling team, with strong performances from its four ranked wrestlers, had little trouble recording its 11th consecutive victory of the season Thursday night.
The Rebels, the third-ranked team in Orange County, defeated No. 7 Magnolia, 36-15, in an Orange League meet at Magnolia.
Savanna’s Tony Okada, the defending state champion and the county’s top seeded wrestler at 135 pounds, won the 145-pound class with a 27-10 technical decision over John McCown (24-2). McCown is the county’s No. 2 wrestler at 145.
Okada led McCown, 11-5, at the end of the first period and, 19-7, after the second period. The match was stopped with 13 seconds left in the third period when Okada (24-1) reached the maximum point total (27).
Savanna’s Vince Sura (No. 2 in the county at 119) defeated Teak Sato, 16-6; Sal Sura (No. 4 at 112) beat Tyson Theriault, 11-0, and Jim Pezina (No. 4 at 140) defeated Jason Alexander, 14-0.
Magnolia’s Wally Sato (135) pinned Jeremy Jung in 3 minutes 23 seconds. Winning by decision were No. 2 Chad Irwin (189) over Ed Wood, 12-5; Brad Speer (125) over Robert Goodloe, 17-5, and Jimmy Parke (160) over Glenn Grabhorn, 14-9. Savanna is 11-0, 2-0; Magnolia is 17-3, 1-1.