The contest between Lakeland Union High School and Rhinelander High School has been dubbed “The Highway 47 Rivalry” by many fans. The Thunderbirds made the journey south on Thursday night to face the Great Northern Conference Champion Rhinelander Hodags for a night of northwoods wrestling action.
It was all Hodags early in the night, as Rhinelander jumped out to a 33-0 lead. Part of the Hodags’ success was due to quick and agile moves that gave the Hodag wrestlers the upper hand. Rhinelander won 5 matches in a row by way of pin, and for Lakeland, it was the beginning of the end. They struggled to get back into the match, but Rhinelander never let up. The visiting T-Birds were down a few wrestlers which allowed the Hodags to take advantage in the win column.
Logan Enerson, Alec Modrow, and Colton Kreager all won by forfeit for the Hodags, who would eventually win the Thursday night contest 64-11....-->READ MORE