The Bellevue-Perkins dual came down to the final point in the final match.
In the end, Perkins senior Tyler Mees edged Bellevue's Anson Hupp for the 3-2 victory in the match, lifting the Pirates over the Redmen, 31-29.
"Tyler is a senior for us and was glad we ended it with him," Perkins coach Travis Crabtree said. "He's been in the program for four years, so he knew what he had to do. I had told him two matches before that it was up to him and he gutted out the victory."
Perkins' Cam Campbell started the dual at 140 with a 6-0 decision over Dylan Buckner, followed by Michael Snyder with a 17-4 major decision over Matt Zenowictz for the 7-0 lead.
"We took the lead early, then some of our freshman made some freshman mistakes and let them right back in it," Crabtree said.
Bellevue struck back by sweeping the next four matches with wins by Lucas Weiner, Chris Moore, Brendan Adkinson and Jake Miller for a 14-7 Redmen lead.
Brock Naufel and Jervaughn Eppse turned the tide with six-point wins (Naufel pinning Nick Mazzaro in 3:45, Eppse taking a forfeit) to give Perkins the 19-14 lead.
Perkins' Nick Waldron won a 9-4 decision over Bellevue's Alex Drummond at 103, followed by the Pirates' Nathan Salmon with a pin of Bellevue's Tyler Griggs in 41 seconds.
But the Pirates stalled. Bellevue took the next three matches at 119, 125 and 130 -- Casey Dodson, Taylor Chapman and Damon Cheek, respectively -- to take a 29-28 lead heading into the final match.
"It came right down to the last point and the last match," Bellevue coach Paul Zolman said. "A couple of our boys came out and wrestled their heart off who got us some big wins. I was pretty pleased with the way some of our guys stepped up to the challenges to kids from Perkins, who were very talented wrestlers.
"Casey Dodson at 119 was a big win for us and Lucas Weiner at 152, he just made it into the varsity lineup in the last few weeks and got an important win for us. He was losing into final period and kept working and came away with a win. It was a good performance by both teams, just highly contested whole way through. We need to keep working to improve for the tournaments in the future and build on the team we have from here."
Bellevue returns to action on Saturday in Clyde's Dale Carroll Invite, while Perkins is at the Marion Elgin tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Perkins 31, Bellevue 29
140: Cameron Campbell (P) dec. Dylan Buckner (B), 6-0
145: Michael Snyder (P) major dec. Matt Zenowictz (B), 17-4
152: Lucas Weiner (B) dec. Tyler Brownell (P), 18-15
160: Chris Moore (B) major dec. Alex Tetzloff (P), 15-6
171: Brendan Adkinson (B) major dec. Kody Kaser (P), 13-4
189: Jake Miller (B) dec. Dylan Hermes (P), 4-2
215: Brock Naufel (P) pinned Nick Mazzaro (B), 3:45
HVY: Jervaughn Eppse (P) won by forfeit
103: Nick Waldron (P) dec. Alex Drummond (B), 9-4
112: Nathan Salmon (P) pinned Tyler Griggs (B), :41
119: Casey Dodson (B) dec. Bryon Logan (P), 10-4
125: Taylor Chapman (B) pinned Nate Boggs (P), 3:29
130: Damon Cheek (B) pinned Vinnie Scavio (B), 4:42
135: Tyler Mees (P) dec. Anson Hupp (B), 3-2