GH wrestling ready for unbeaten Brighton in first-ever quarterfinal

James Richardson invited Brighton to attend the Grand Haven wrestling duals tournament this past December for one reason - because he felt there was a chance his Buccaneers could match up with the Bulldogs in the state tournament.
Matt DeYoung
Feb 24, 2012


Richardson’s foresight proved prophetic as this evening, Grand Haven will face off against Brighton in the Division 1 quarterfinals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

In that match, the Bucs will try to avenge their earlier 10-point loss to the Bulldogs, who boast a perfect 39-0 record and are seeded second in the state tournament.

“They’re a good team, but if our kids perform, I like our matchup,” Richardson said. “They came to our tournament for this reason right here. We thought there was a chance we might see each other in the state tournament.”

The Bucs aren’t too concerned with the fact that they lost that earlier matchup. A week later, Grand Haven lost to Rockford — a loss the Buccaneers avenged in last week’s regional semifinals.

“We proved that last week against Rockford. We have a different team than we had in December,” Richardson said.

To read more of this story, see today's print or E-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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