George defeats Parrett, 19-6, in Friday's Championship Quarterfinals, improves his record to 35-0, extends his streak of consecutive matches won to 72 and ups his school record for career matches won to 150.
DiCamillo now moves on to tonight's Division I semifinal round of the 75th OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, where he will face Marcus Windsor of Huber Heights Wayne. George's current record of 35-0 matches his undefeated season of 2010-11, when he brought home the 112-pound state crown. The remarkable, yet extremely grounded senior is the top-ranked 120-pounder in the nation.
Windsor, who carries a 41-4 record, advanced with a 17-7, major-decision victory over Zac Carson of Uniontown Lake.
***The Wildcats' Jim Ferritto (106 pounds) and Tommy Zeigler (113 pounds) won their Consolation Round II matches on Friday afternoon, with Jim defeating Eddie Nobel of Lebanon, 3-1, and Tommy capturing a spirited match over Sam Valenti of Hilliard Darby, 13-12. Jim and Tommy now move on to tonight's Division I Consolation Quarterfinals.
Ferritto will face Payton Gutierrez of Pickerington North and Zeigler will take on Richie Screptock of Oregon Clay.
***And just a reminder, you can read a preview on tonight's Division I sectional-final basketball game between the 15-5 and fourth-seeded Wildcats and the 20-1, sixth-seeed Kenston Bombers two stories down. The tipoff at Solon is 6 p.m. Included in that Feb. 29th posting is a tuneup on Saturday's district-championship and state-qualifying hockey game between the Wildcats' 39-0 Men of Ice and the St. Edward Eagles (18-12-3). The corner's tuneup breaks down the three regular-season meetings between the Ice 'Cats and the Eagles and gives you a little history on the state-qualifying encounters between the West Side rivals.
The puck will drop at 3 p.m. in Brooklyn's John M. Coyne Recreation Center and a throng of well over 2,000 is expected to be on hand. There are plenty of fast-food restaurants along Memphis, along with the legendary Dina's, so arrive early.
****NOTE: WE ARE HEADING TO THE HOME OF THE SOLON COMETS SOON TO COVER THE SECTIONAL-FINAL BASKETBALL GAME BETWEEN THE 'CATS AND THE KENSTON BOMBERS. THE CORNER WILL HAVE A COMPLETE FRIDAY-NIGHT WRESTLING RECAP WHEN WE RETURN FROM ARGUABLY THE STATE'S MOST TALENT-RICH ROUNDBALL SECTIONAL/DISTRICT.