By Julie Johansen
With a 39-38 Emery lead over Delta, it came down to overtime in the last match to capture the win on Tuesday evening in the Spartan Center. Five pins, a forfeit and a decision in overtime secured the win for the Spartan wrestlers.
Five pins and two decisions for the Rabbits pushed the Spartans to the very last match. Emery wrestlers that secured falls were Monty Christiansen, Byron Christiansen, Jarin Allen, Bryar Meccariello and Tyler Stilson. Merritt Meccariello had a forfeit win while Branden Howard won by decision in overtime.
The junior varsity team scored seven falls and one win with a decision call to also outscore the Delta Rabbits. Unfortunately, one JV wrestler suffered a broken arm and had to be helped off the mat by EMTs.
The Spartans will now take a short break before beginning practice again to prepare for the 3A duels in Richfield on Dec. 30.