New Englands next for Bulldog power pair

NASHUA – A week after rummaging through the Division I opposition, Bedford High wrestlers AJ Pagliarulo and Chris Francis were back at it again here Saturday at the New Hampshire Meet of Champions.

Each found the newcomers on the mat to their liking as they both added MOC titles to their already gaudy resumes.

Next up for each is the New England Championships in Providence, R.I., on Friday and Saturday this week.

Pagliarulo, during the weekend of the Division I meet basically called his shot. He said that Division II champ Brian Lindsay of Kingswood would be the opponent to watch.

The two met in the MOC final, and after a scoreless first period, it was all Pagliarulo in a decisive 7-1 win. Francis drew Tyler Bill of Mascoma in the finals and he the Bulldog delivered with a thump, pinning his man in the 2nd period.