Milford and Lakeland wrestling saw plenty of each other last week at both team and individual districts.
The two met in the first round of the team district, with Milford winning, 48-12.
Both teams foreited 103 and 112.
As 119 pounds, Lakeland’s Nolan Klapec won by technical fall (23-8).
Milford won the next five weights, starting with Devin Ogg by fall at 125, Tim Nelson by fall at 130 and Trevor Bageris by fall at 135. David Joyner won 7-6 at 140 and Marc Sclabassi won by fall at 145.
Lakeland got a major win from Cody Blackburn at 152 (15-2) and a 9-4 win from William Jacobs at 160.
Milford won all the heavier weights, starting with a forfeit at 171, an 11-9 win from Chris Adams at 189, a pin from Blake Peterson at 215 and another forfeit at 285.
The win put Milford in the district final against powerhouse Hartland. The Eagles went on to claim the district title with a 59-15 victory.
Milford wins came from Bageris (10-9) at 135, Joyner by forfeit at 145 and Brandon Krol with a pin at 285.
“It is tough to end the (team) season on a loss to Hartland, but they are a very good team and they wrestled well,” Milford coach Tim Rebb said. “But it was nice to get a win over our rivals on the last night of the season.”
Lakeland and Milford traveled Saturday to Birmingham Groves for the individual district, where the top four wrestlers in each weight move on to the regional.
Milford will have four wrestlers at the regional, highlighted by a district title run from Krol at 285. He pinned his way to the finals before winning 7-5 in the last match.
Nelson also pinned his way to the finals at 130 before falling to Hartland’s Reece Hughes in the title match to finish runner-up.
Joyner also reached the finals at 140. He won by fall in his first two matches before a 6-2 win landed Joyner in the finals. Joyner finished runner-up with a 4-0 loss to West Bloomfield’s Matt Gudenau in the finals.
Blake Peterson won his first two matches at 215 pounds before losing in the semis. He came out of the blood round with a pin to reach the third-place match. Peterson lost 3-1 to finish fourth.
“It was a very tough district and the guys wrestled great. To get four wrestlers through was a great day for Milford wrestling,” Rebb said.
Lakeland also got a title, with Jacobs running through the 160-pound bracket. He won by fall, earned a 12-1 victory and took the title with a 13-6 win.
Andy Bovay wrestled to the finals at 189 before finishing runner-up.
Klapec also moved on at 103 with a third-place finish. He won by fall before losing 5-4 in the semifinals. Klapec blasted out of the consolation bracket with a pin and an 18-3 technical fall for third place.
The individual regional is Saturday at Howell.