The Lehighton wrestling team dug deep to earn its first win of the season, 42-30, over East Stroudsburg North in Mountain Valley Conference action on Thursday.
The Timberwolves took an early 12-0 advantage after the Indians were forced to forfeit the opening bouts at 220 and 285.
Lehighton coach Dan Williams knew the forfeits would cost his team and that it would have to make up for it elsewhere.
"We knew it was going to be a close match, especially giving up a few forfeits," Williams said. "But it was nice to get a win.
"When you have a young team, its nice when they can start to gel together and the best way they can do that is through winning. I told them they really wrestled as a team and got themselves a win."
Lehighton got on the board with Tegan Durishin's dominant 9-0 decision over Nate Caraballo at 106. The win moves Durishin to 8-4 on the season, establishing him as one of the Indians' most consistent wrestlers.
Lehighton coach Dan Williams was more than pleased with Durishin's effort on the night.
"Tegan was one of those guys that was banged up but basically went out there and wrestled because he knew the team needed him," Williams sai