TOMS RIVER - The Southern Regional Wrestling team captured the NJSIAA Group V championship on Sunday by defeating fourth seeded Passaic Tech in the 2 p.m. semifinal contest 48-12.

The Rams advanced to the 7 p.m. championship against Hunterdon Central and they were victorious by a score of 34-27.

This is Southern's third overall NJSIAA state championship. The Rams won this prestigious honor in 2005, 2016 and now 2019. 

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John Stout, Ben Loparo, and JT Cornelius recorded pins for the Rams in the championship. 

Congratulation to Coach John Stout, his tremendous assistant coaches and athletes. 

FINAL - GROUP 5 CHAMPIONSHIP
Southern  34  -  Hunterdon Central  27
113: Jayson Scerbo  (S) d. Nick Canonica  7-1
120: Colton Washleski (HC) d. Matt Brielmeier  5-1
126: Jack Bauer (HC) p. Christian Rivera  0:32
132: Sebastian Delligatti (S) d. Tanner Peake  5-2
138: Robert Woodcock (S) d. Anthony Romaniello  11-5
145: Pasquale Vizzoni (HC) d. Nick Pepe  7-2
152: Nick O'Connell (S) md. Vincent Romaniello  14-4
160: Norman Cella (HC) d. Luke Galan  3-0
170: John Stout (S) p. Dan Furmato  3:59
182: Haven Tatarek (S) d. Kyle Barrett  4-3
195: Ben LoParo (S) p. Brandon Donaghue  3:59
220: JT Cornelius (S) p. Salvatore Brito
Hwt: Ryan Joyce (HC) by forfeit
106: Brett Ungar (HC) by forfeit