Reed won two of the first four matches and had an early 12-10 lead. Those wins came at 103 pounds where Gavin Chickering snared a first-round pin and at 125 pounds where Todd Good collected a second-round pin.
Unfortunately for Reed, that was its last lead of the night. North Valleys won the next five matches. Reed surrendered forfeit wins in two of those and found itself trailing 40-12 after the lackluster sequence.
The Raiders did rally to make the final margin a bit closer. At 160 pounds, Reed’s Reece Dassinger racked up a second-round pin. At 189 pounds, Broc Westlake won by pin in the first round for Reed.
The east Sparks school grabbed two more match wins before the night was over. Spencer Empey earned a forfeit win for the RHS club at 215 pounds and Raiders heavyweight Jeremey Macauley worked for a third-round pin.
Reed, is now 0-2 in HDL duals after falling to Reno last month.
“We’re a tournament team and not a dual team apparently,” Reed coach Dan Barrazza said. “We’re a really young team. That’s part of it, mostly underclassmen. We’re learning and hopefully this experience is good for them. I felt comfortable going into this dual and thought we had enough to beat them, but we knew they were solid. We needed to step up.
“We’ve got our four really good guys, but that’s not enough to win a regional championship. We need a few of these guys on the edge to step up and start winning matches.”
Reed returns to action Saturday when it competes in the Big Valley Classic in Stockton, Calif. The Raiders next dual meet is Jan. 12 at home against cross-town rival Spanish Springs.