TAUNTON - If there were any doubts about who is the class of the Hockomock League wrestling mat this season - and there probably weren't - North Attleboro High put them to rest at Saturday's Hockomock League Wrestling Championships held at Taunton High School.
The Rocketeers amassed 254 points to easily outpace second-place Sharon (161) and capture its second straight Hockomock League Wrestling Championships title.
"I think everyone thought that North Attleboro was going to run away with it," said North Attleboro coach Wayne Griffin. "We like to take it one day at a time, and that served us well. There were some really good kids at the Hockomock Championship today."
The Rocketeers had six wrestlers take individual weight class titles. At 120 pounds, senior Devin Spratt won by pin in the finals over Phil Dure of Foxboro to finish his 4-0 day that included three pins. Teammate Nick Gould (145) came from behind to score five crucial points in the final 10 seconds of his championship match against Stoughton's Devin Carroll, who had led the entire match and was up 8-4 until the waning seconds as Gould took a 9-8 win. Gould finished 4-0 with a pin.
North Attleboro's Colllin Fiske (152) avenged an early-season loss against Anthony Fruci of King Philip to earn his tournament title with a 4-0 shutout of Fruci in the finals.
Jack Donahue (170) went 3-0 for the Rocketeers, including a pin of Milford's Ryan Nesta in their final to give Donahue the title. Team captain Nick Morrison also had a great day for North Attleboro, going 3-0 with a 6-4 win over Ryan Gray of Milford in the finals.
Brennan Sankey rounded out North Attleboro's mat parade of champions at 285, pinning Oliver Ames' Pat Mills in the final for his second pin of the day.
"We did the right things at the right time, and we find ways to get it done," said Griffin.
North Attleboro co-captain Mike Gould placed second, dropping a narrow 3-2 decision to Sharon's Devid Ellis in their 138-pound final in their third meeting this season.
Senior Jordan Tillinghast won his consolation final match to wind up third at 160 with a 4-1 mark. The Rocketeers also received strong performances from several members who placed fourth to rack up team points, including sophomore Brady Folan at 106, Brandon Graveline at 132 and Leo Thibeault at 220.
Hockomock League Wrestling Championships at Taunton High School
Team scores: 1. North Attleboro 254, 2. Oliver Ames 183, 3. Franklin 171, 4. Sharon 161, 5. Foxboro 155, 6. Milford, 153.5, 7. Canton 91.5, 8. King Phillip 90, 9. Stoughton 83, 10. Taunton 64.5, 11. Mansfield 62
North Attleboro placements: 106-Brady Folan (5-0, 1 pin); 113-Jake DiRenzo (1-2); 120-Devin Spratt (4-0, 3 pins); 126-Alex Devitto (2-2); 132-Brandon Graveline (2-2); 138-Mike Gould (2-1, 1 pin); 145-Nick Gould (4-0, 1 pin); 152-Colin Fiske (3-0, 1 pin); 160-Jordan Tillinghast (3-1, 1 pin); 170-Jack Donahue (3-0, 3 pins); 182-Nick Morrison (3-0, 1 pin); 195-Brad White (1-2); 220-Leo Thibeault (3-2, 2 pins); 285-Brennan Sankey (3-0, 2 pins).