A pair of top five ranked teams will face off under the mat lamp tonight inside the Seedorff Gymnasium as top ranked West Delaware will host 5th ranked Independence. Tonight’s dual will be the 11th meeting of the “Highway 20 Clash” and 61st meeting overall between the Hawks and Mustangs as the two teams battle for the traveling Del-Buc Trophy. The top ranked Hawks enter with a 14-0 record as they defeated 7th ranked Williamsburg and South Tama last Thursday and concluded a perfect week in dual meets with a 4-0 performance to win the CP-U duals. The Hawks lead the overall series against the Mustangs 40-20 and have won the past two meetings after Independence had won the previous six duals. The Mustangs enter with a 25-5 in dual meets this season and finished 2nd last Saturday at Ankeny’s Dave Ewing Duals. West Delaware head coach Jeff Voss says any time these two teams get together, the rivalry makes for a fun night and a great atmosphere for high school wrestling:
Junior varsity gets underway at 6:00 tonight and will be followed by the varsity dual which can be heard right here on Mix 94.7 and live on our KMCH sports video stream at KMCH.com with Roger Reed and Jamie Vaske.
Other area duals:
Ed-Co, Maquoketa Valley, and Monticello @ North Fayette Valley
Western Dubuque @ Cedar Rapids Washington