Following a 73-3 thumping of AMSA-Assabet Valley on Wednesday, the Lancers mounted a strong team effort at Canton High School on Saturday that resulted in a 5th James Peckham Tournament championship for Norton in its last six appearances. Led by Robbie Douglas, Ahrayah Saintius, JT Taylor, Myles McAlpine, Mike Travers and Alek Donovan who all brought home gold medals, the Lancers margin of victory was 88 points. It was the second Peckham title for Taylor, McAlpine and Travers. In addition Taylor was voted the "Outstanding Wrestler" of the tournament and Branden Pike, who finished third, earned the award for "Most Pins". Aidan Kahn and Elliott Johnson both finished as runners-up while Deven Schuko, Zach Scarpetti, Grant Monast, along with Pike, finished third and Russell Hansen as well as Adam Marcon both finished fourth.
On Sunday, Kyle Pereira went undefeated at Brookline High School to win the 165 poundfreshman state championship becoming only the second Norton wrestler to do so.
The Lancers, now 10-1, travel to Ashland on Wednesday to face Ashland-Keefe Tech in an important Tri-Valley League meet.