Dublin Coffman High School wrestling coach Bob Stoll will be the first to admit his team wasn't supposed to win this year's version of the City Championships, which awards bragging rights to the best program in town.

Dublin Coffman High School wrestling coach Bob Stoll will be the first to admit his team wasn't supposed to win this year's version of the City Championships, which awards bragging rights to the best program in town.

The young Shamrocks were supposed to be outmanned by a Dublin Scioto team that boasted a number of seniors. Instead, they turned the tables on the Irish in a 47-28 win Dec. 18 that produced six pins.

Coffman defeated Dublin Jerome 55-15 to take the City Championships for the third season in a row. It's never lost.

"Our goal was to break even when we got to Scioto's stud row in their upper weights from (145 pounds) and up," saidĘStoll, whose team will compete at the Medina Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. "I think we pulled it out 18-17 so we knew if we could do that our light weights would pull it out."

Junior Chad Doan (heavyweight) came through with a 2-1 decision in overtime over favored Scioto senior Brad Orange, and Brandyn Porter (171) pinned Scioto's Geiger Abbington.

It was a satisfying meet for Doan, who's taken over for injured senior Mike Reinold.

"I'm really looking to step it up this year and qualify for state," Doan said. "I think this is a big confidence-booster for us because it shows we can rely on the upper weights. I know this was good for me because I wanted to prove that I can be in there for Mike."

Scioto entered the event without two seniors in Matt Forgy (140, injured) and Zach Roberts (130, violation of team rules).Ę

The Irish defeated Jerome 47-27.

"We had to throw a couple of freshmen to the wolves so to speak, and, unfortunately, not only did they not get the win they got pinned," Scioto coach Scott King said. "In a dual meet, you've got to get pins and you can't get pinned. It was a tough night for the majority of our younger guys."

Returning state qualifiers Randy Languis (135) and Alex Gordon (145) remained unbeaten for Scioto, which doesn't return to competition until the home Kevin Cleveland Memorial Tournament on Jan. 10.

"It was a rough night and guys didn't come out prepared like they thought they would," said senior Drew Pike (160), who also won two matches. "We're going to go back to practice and work real hard to get our heads on straight."

Jerome continued to struggle in the upper weight classes, where it's dominated by first- and second-year wrestlers.

Sophomore Casey Nicholson (119) returned for the first time after being out with an injury. He defeated Coffman's Luke Baltzer and Scioto's Jack Stamets.

"It just felt good to get back out there," Nicholson said. "I spent a lot of time on the bike in practice to help keep my cardio up."

On Monday and Tuesday, some of Celtics will take part in the Marion Harding Classic, which features 29 teams from Ohio and West Virginia.

"When you go down the line, it's a very deep tournament and you know you're going to find three to four really good kids in each weight class," coach Adam Huddle said. "We're going to take some of more experienced guys to Marion. These guys just need to get in as many matches as they can right now."

Coffman's Brandyn Porter wraps up Scioto's Geiger Abbington on Dec. 18 during their match at 171 pounds at the Dublin City Championships. Porter won both of his matches by pin as the Shamrocks defeated the Irish 47-28 and Jerome 55-15.

Jerome's Joe Zilesman is taken down by Scioto's Alex Gordon in a 145-pound match.

At a glance

g1225duBelow are the recent results and coming schedules for the Coffman, Scioto and Jerome wrestling teams:

COFFMAN

Dec. 18 -- Defeated Scioto 47-28; def. Jerome 55-15 in Dublin City Championships

Monday-Tuesday -- At Medina Invitational

SCIOTO

Dec. 18 -- Def. Jerome 47-27; lost to Coffman 47-28

Last Saturday -- Went 1-2 at Pickerington Duals

JEROME

Dec. 18 -- Lost to Coffman 55-15; lost to Scioto 47-27

Monday-Tuesday -- At Marion Harding Classic