The varsity Rams congratulated their out-going eighth graders and their on Thursday night, before taking on Hanover Park. Christian Avelar, Ryan Cimbal, Ryan Knox, Ryan Milner, Nick Nuttall, and Derek Rooney were presented with certificates by program director Pat Glory and coaches Lyons and DeStefanis, and each presented flowers to their parents. Eighth graders Omar Lopez-Valle and Sanjay Gandhi were unable to attend.

As a celebration of their final season with the program, and their upcoming promotion to high school, the match began with a high-school style introduction of the lineups for both teams.

In the match that followed, Hanover Park defeated Randolph 55-26. Despite surrendering forfeits at three weight classes, the Rams kept it close early but ultimately fell behind the more experienced Hornets in the late bouts. The Rams were helped by pins from Evan Cannon and Jim Pepe, and a tech-fall by David Turner.

Randolph’s record dropped to 17-12 overall (6-6 Tri-County). Two Tri-County duals remain on the Rams’ schedule, against Morris Knolls Tuesday and Kearny Thursday. Both are make-ups of earlier snow cancellations.

RANDOLPH 26 HANOVER PARK 55. 50 Joe Sciarrone (H) by fall over Elijah Quinones (R), 3:38. 55 John Hager (R) by dec. over Joe Borrello (H), 6-0. 65 Massimo Mancini (H) by dec. over Joey Viespoli (R), 8-1. 65 Anthony Carlucci (H) by forfeit. 70 Joey DiFrancescantonio (H) by forfeit. 75 Matt DeStefanis (R) by dec. over Joey Olivieri (H), 5-2. 80 David Turner (R) by t.f. over Dom Mancini (H), 15-0, 3:07. 85 Dom Merola (H) by t.f. over Cole Carroll (R), 15-0, 3:16. 90 Evan Cannon (R) by fall over Joe Gibilisco (H), 1:09. 96 Charlie Treston (R) by dec. over Justin Eveland (H), 3-2. 102 Domenic DiFrancescantonio (H) by t.f. over Michael Scalley (R), 15-0, 3:40. 110 Jim Pepe (R) by fall over Vincenzo LaValle (H), 0:15. 118 Vincent Paglia (H) by dec. over Jake Pontelandolfo (R), 9-2. 126 Dante Stefanelli (H) by fall over Kristopher Charles (R), 0:21. 136 Nick Zarra (H) by forfeit. 146 Patsy DiMaiolo (H) by dec. over Nick Nuttall (R), 6-0. 165 Anthony Salvemini (H) by fall over Christian Avelar (R), 3:34. Hwt Ryan Knox (R) by forfeit (exhibition).