continued Darren Breen opened at 152, defeating Griffin Charlebois 7-1, but South Jefferson won the next four contests to grab an 18-3 lead, including Zack Khatib (170) falling to Logan Nichols 3-0 and Mark Williamson (195) taking a 7-2 defeat to Logan LaFlamme.
But when Ron Wilson (220) edged Devin Perry 2-1, it began a string of five Warrior wins in the next six bouts that included David Carnie (285 pounds) pinning Jessie Bedore in 3:43.
At 106, Sean Nadeau stopped David Carroll 6-4, with Audey Ashkar (113) pinning Miguel Harvey in 1:26 and Peter Nash (120) taking five fewer seconds to finish off Kyle Snyder and push Liverpool to a 27-20 lead.
After a defeat at 126 and a forfeit at 132, the Warriors trailed 30-27, and needed a win from Zach Curcie at 138. Curcie nearly got it, but fell 7-6 to Cody Modlin, and Will Ronan got pinned by Ethan Geursten in the last bout at 145.
South Jefferson would go on to beat Mexico 43-39 in the quarterfinals, but lose in the semifinals to top seed General Brown 40-33 as the Lions went on to stop Central Valley Academy 39-31 to win its first-ever Dual Meet title.
Liverpool, meanwhile, fell in a consolation match to Phoenix 41-32, despite pins from Breen, Khatib (at 160), Wilson and Jerry Nash (99), who finished off Brandon Morrison in 46 seconds, plus decisions to Ashkar and Peter Nash. Two close bouts proved pivotal as Williamson lost, 2-0, to William Hilliard and Anthony Ianno (126) fell to Brad Dietz 6-1.
As a warm-up for the Dual Meet, C-NS took on Oswego last Thursday night and had little trouble delivering a 59-21 victory over the Buccaneers.
West, Barber and David Ciciarelli (99) all claimed forfeits before Mayers pinned Mark Delong in 1:13 and Jacob Hall (120 pounds) needed just 35 seconds for his fall over Matt Bates.