The Socastee Braves had a dominating performance on the mat to post a 52-9 win over Hilton Head in the class 3A quarterfinals on Monday night. The Braves scored ten wins and three pins starting with Dylan Martin at 120 pounds and back to back pins by Joe Smolenski and Kyle Burton at 195 and 220 pounds.
The Braves will host Saint James in the 3A Lower State Final on Wednesday night at home. The Sharks scored a 35-29 win over Swansea on the road to earn the right to a rematch against their rivals. The Braves are now 23-1 in dual meets this season.
Socastee 52 Hilton Head 9
(120 lbs.) Dylan Martin of Socastee pinned Matt Levy of Hilton Head in 3 minutes and 32 seconds.
(126 lbs.) Justin Knipper of Socastee beat Mark Entrup of Hilton Head 22-10 (Major Decison).
(132 lbs.) Brock Massey of Hilton Head beat Jordan Hodge of Socastee 7-3 (Decision).
(138 lbs.) Brad Melnytskyy of Socastee beat Christopher Soler of Hilton Head 3-2 (Decision).
(145 lbs.) Sam McKinney of Socastee beat DT Smith of Hilton Head 9-1 (Major Decision).
(152 lbs.) John Leggett of Socastee won by forfeit against Hilton Head.
(160 lbs.) Andrew Badoo of Socastee beat Dillon Roberts of Hilton Head 10-2 (Major Decision).
(170 lbs.) Aydin Imani of Socastee beat Sam Rini of Hilton Head 8-0 (Major Decision).
(182 lbs.) Zach Mor of Socastee beat Martin Duane of Hilton Head 8-6 (Decision).
(195 lbs.) Joe Smolenski of Socastee pinned Devon Chisolm of Hilton Head in 3 minutes and 33 seconds.
(220 lbs.) Kyle Burton of Socastee pinned Jeffery Wilson of Hilton Head in 1 minute and 37 seconds.
(285 lbs.) Kevin Taylor of Socastee beat Corey Erskine of Hilton Head 8-1 (Decision).
(106 lbs.) Logan Johnston of Hilton Head pinned Eugene Utley of Socastee in 4 minutes and 34 second
(113 lbs.) Quin Gammon of Socastee beat Jermaine Robinson of Hilton Head 11-6 (Decision).