While most wrestlers have hung up their singlets for the season, Neligh-Oakdale has one more match yet - and this one is for third place in the state.
The Warriors were invited to the elite Nebraska Duals tournament in Kearney and went 1-1 Saturday morning, earning a spot in the Class D third-place match.
Neligh-Oakdale will take on Winside later Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney Health & Sports Center.
This is the second year of the Nebraska Duals. The Warriors also competed last season.
In the first bout against No. 4 North Platte St. Patrick's, No. 5 Neligh-Oakdale won 39-30. Down 30-27 with just two matches to wrestle, Garrett Jacobsen gave the Warriors a slim three-point lead before Will Paul pinned Ryan Dilley to seal the win.
Against top-seed state champion Amherst, the Warriors were defeated. In the other semifinal match, No. 2 Plainview defeated No. 3 Winside 40-30 to advance.
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