Kostis wins first state match by forfeit
by Staff Reports
Watauga's Demetre Kostis reached the second round of the state 4-A wrestling tournament Thursday when his opponent, Tiu Rahlan of Raleigh Broughton, forfeited.
Kostis saw his record improve to 50-0. He is the No. 1 seed from the West Regional.
Kostis will wrestle in the winner's bracket Friday.
State 4-A wrestling tournament
Afiz Lateef, Scotland DEC Luke Beane, High Pt Central 3-1 OT
Jacob Williams, WF-Rolesville DEC Jalen Hill, N Mecklenburg 7-0
Jake DeAngelo, So Alamance MAJOR Russell Harrison, Laney 14-0
Steven Owens, Hough DEC Kenny Jay, Person 5-4
Alex Ynoquio, Cary DEC Javariuos Fleming, W Mecklenburg 5-4
Billy (Austin) Benfield, Sun Valley DEC Harley Silver, Southview 11-4
Demetre Kostis, Watauga FOR Tiu Rahlan, Broughton Forfeit
Jeremy Ward, Parkland FALL Jon Sherman, New Bern Fall 2:28