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Ellsworth grapplers take down Somerset 53-15

Sam Huppert tries to roll over Somerset's Shane Miller.

Despite having enough wrestlers in the program to fill all the weight classes, Somerset High School only chose to wrestle eight, giving Ellsworth an easy 53-15 win in a Middle Border Conference dual meet Thursday.

The No. 1 ranked Panthers racked up 36 points in forfeits at 125, 130, 145, 152, 160 and 112 pounds.

Getting wins in the wrestled matches for the Panthers were D.J. Yarwood with 3:59 pin of Gabe Flandrick at 135, Cory Deiss with a 5-4 win over Haydon Dvorak at 189, Tyler Thoen with a 10-3 decision over Bobby LeRoy at 103 and Sam Huppert with a 19-3 technical fall over Shane Miller at 119.

Ellsworth improves to 5-1 overall in dual meets and 3-0 in the Middle Border Conference. The Panthers are off until the Bi-State Classic in La Crosse Dec. 28-29. Somerset drops to 5-3 overall, 2-1 in the MBC