SOMERSET, N.J. -- The Franklin High School wrestling team won all three of its matches during a home quad meet on Saturday.
Franklin defeated Bridgewater-Raritan 34-29, Union, 55-13, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 40-30.
Ziad Mahmoud, Jaden Williams, Justin Vargas, Isaiah Breedy, and Marcus Estevez all went 3-for-3 in their matches on Saturday for Franklin.
At 106-pounds, Mahmoud scored three pins for 18 team points on the day. Against Bridgewater, he defeated his opponent in only 39 seconds. Mahmoud took third in his weight class at the SCT last weekend.
Williams, who took first place at 120 at the SCT, won all three of his bouts with bonus points. He recorded a major decision against Bridgewater and scored falls against Scotch Plains and Union. Those pins came in a total of 1:48.
Vargas pinned all three of his foes in 2:46, 1:55, and 1:31, respectively, at 126. Breedy notched a tough 4-3 decision over Bridgewater at 160, a 12-1 major decision in the match against Scotch Plains and a versus Union at 152 each.
Estevez, who also won first place at 285 at the SCT, recorded two pins against Bridgewater and Union, and won by forfeit against Scotch Plains.
John Aguilar at 113, Mohamed Mahmoud at 132/138, and Nnamdi James at 195 went 2-1 on the day as well.
James, who was a runner-up at the SCT, won by way of a decision against Scotch Plains, 12-7. He also had a pin against Union in 3:18. Aguilar won by way of a gritty 7-5 tiebreaker win against Scotch Plains and a 6-2 decision against his foe from Union. Mohamed Mahmoud pinned his Scotch Plains opponent in 5:39 and earned a fall against Bridgewater as well in 1:23.
Henry Condado, Kendall Carruthers, Isaiah Ayala, and Michael Santiago all earned a win apiece as well during the quad.
With the three wins, Franklin is now 12-1 on the season. The most wins in dual matches the program has ever earned is 15 back in 2009-10. The Warriors have eight more regular season matches left. Their lone loss of the year came Monday when they fell to Watchung Hills, the Somerset County Tournament champions, by five points.
Franklin next grapples on Monday, Jan. 27, at North Plainfield before heading to Ridge for a tri-meet on Feb. 1. The Warriors then return home to Somerset to lock horns with Hunterdon Central for Senior Night.
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