Consolation rounds start at 10:45 a.m.
"I think the kids wrestled really well in a big bonus-point round,'' said Huntington coach Rob Archer, who was recently named winner of the National Federation Coaches Association active award.
"This is where you either make or break and they did a good job. They weren't nervous and were just aggressive and fighting. They were just calm and did their job. It was fun to watch.''
Archer said the work is far from over moving into today.
"We call Saturday morning the money round,'' said the Huntington coach, who has guided the Highlanders to third last year, second in 2011 and third in 2010. "It's a grind now. Kids are coming through and don't want to wrestle. They're mad where they are and they're kind of sore. It's just going to be guts.''
Greenbrier West advanced four into the AA-A finals - Dustin Yoakum (132), Malik Boatwright (152), Marquise Frazier (160) and Tyler Parker (170) - while Independence has just two in Colton Ward (132) and Chris Clark (138). There is one head-to-head meeting pitting Ward and Yoakum at 132.
Also falling to the consolations from the Kanawha Valley were GW's Sam Moore (106), who fought back with two victories after falling in Friday's quarters, Winfield's Isaac Reed (145), who fell in the semis, and Zach Richardson (182), who won thrice after losing in Thursday's opening round, and Nitro's David Smith (285), who lost 4-1 in the semifinals.
In AA-A, Buffalo's Ryan White (220) was still alive in the consolations, winning twice after losing in the quarters, and Hoover's Richard Woods (285) also won three times to remain in the hunt.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.