TOMS RIVER - The Southern Regional Rams Wrestling team competed in the overall Group V NJSIAA team championship on Sunday afternoon but lost 33-15 to Howell, the third ranked team in New Jersey.  Southern has been ranked as the number 12 team overall in the state. 

Southern was victorious against the North Jersey Section 1 champion Watchung Hills in the 9 a.m. semifinals earlier in the day. 

Sebastian Delligatti, Matt Barnett, Ben LoParo, Matt Mackanic and Jason Scerbo recorded wins for the Rams in this hard fought match.  

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GROUP 5 FINALS: Howell  33  -  Southern  15  -  FINAL

126: Sebastian Delligatti (S) d. Luke Rada  7-5

132: Matt Barnett (S) d. Darby Diedrich  4-3

138: Dan Esposito (H) md. Robert Woodcock  11-3

145: Kyle Slendorn (H) d. Nicholas Pepe  8-2

152: Paul Jakub (H) d. Dan Gorman  5-3

160: Xavier Kelly (H) d. Nick O'Connell  8-7

170: Shane Reitsma (H) tf. Vin Miele  20-5 4:00

182: Christian Murphy (H) d. John Stout  5-2

195: Ben LoParo (S) d. Rashaun Hansford  8-4

220: Matt Mackanic (S) d. Joe Sardina  1-0

Hwt: Scott Prendergast (H) d. Jayden Smith  3-2

106: Jesse Liptzin (H) p. Matt Brielmeier  1:42

113: Jayson Scerbo (S) d. Ethan Liptzin  9-2

120: Jerry Lleshi (H) d. Owen Kretschmer  8-5