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St. Paris Graham has a chance for redemption this weekend after losing a heart-breaker last Saturday against in-state rival St. Edwards.* The loss dropped S.P.G. from #2 to #5 in The National Team Rankings as they get ready to go to Blair Academy this weekend, the new #2* team in the country.

How will St. Paris Graham respond to their seasons first blemish?* We can speculate how big of an impact not having Isaac Jordan (defending state champion) was in deciding the outcome of the St. Edwards match.* Graham?s Isaac Jordan (#2 in Ohio) was hoping to be back in the lineup to face St. Ed?s after being inactive for 6 weeks with an injury.* But he wasn?t fully-healthy or match-ready to come back for a showdown against Domenic Abounader, Ohio?s D-I #1 ranked 160-pounder, who pinned Jordan?s replacement in the first period, helping St. Ed?s win the dual meet by 2 points.* Head coach Jeff Jordan needs to rally the team and show they can bounce back after a tough defeat if they want to climb back near the top of the polls and add to their successful 2010-2011 season.

Meanwhile, Blair Academy is on a roll after winning the NHSCA Final Four Duals in Pennsylvania last week, where they beat the #1 ranked teams in New Jersey (54-10) and Washington (70-0).* They seemed to have peaked just in time for Graham coming to town and for next weekend, as they head to Ohio to face St. Edwards.* For the season, Blair is undefeated in dual meets, Beast of the East Team Champions and 2nd-place finishers at the Ironman, where St. Paris Graham narrowly won the title.* You can count on head coach Jeff Buxton having Blair Academy ready for Graham this Saturday.

St. Paris Graham

103 ? Chase Crabtree
112 ? Ryan Taylor
119 ? Micah Jordan
125 - Nate Henkle
130 - Lane Thomas
135 - Case Garrison
140 - Nick Brascetta
145 - Bo Jordan
152 - Matt Stephens
160 - Isaac Jordan or Robert Mannier
171 - Kyle Ryan
189 - Huston Evans
215 - Mark Meyer
285 - Darrin Bovey

Blair Academy

103 ? Joseph McKenna
112 ? Evan Silver or Max Hvolbek
119 ? Caleb Richardson or Evan Silver
125 ? Mark Grey or Caleb Richardson
130 ? Todd Preston or Mark Grey
135 ? Austin Ormsbee or Todd Preston
140 ? Russ Parsons or Austin Ormsbee
145 ? Dylan Milonas or Russ Parsons
152 ? Patrick Coover or Dylan Milonas
160 ? Mike Mocco
171 ? Addison Knepshield
189 ? Frank Mattiace
215 ? Willie Wilson
285 ? Brooks Black

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