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Knights beat B-E, 39-39
NC wins 1 vs. 2 battle in match decided after going to H criteria
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NORTH CENTRALS NOE HERRERA (top) scored a 7-3 win over Bamberg-Ehrhardts Trayvon Jameson in the 285-pound match to give the Knights a 39-39 tie with the defending state AA/A champions in a match decided by criteria scoring. - photo by Tom Didato
There is no overtime, additional matches, coin flip or, even a game of “rock, paper, scissors” to break a tie in wrestling after all 14 matches have been contested. That meant that after North Central heavyweight Noe Herrera left the mat following his 7-3 victory over Bamberg-Ehrhardt’s Trayvon Jameson Wednesday night, the rule book --- in both hard copy and online form --- were broken out to determine which side would win a pairing knotted at 39. The National Federation of State High School Associations’ rule book goes down through 16 criteria --- listed alphabetically --- to determine a winner in a match which ends in a tie.