By PATRICK SLACK
Pierz and Royalton-Upsala both opened the season at Friday’s Foley Falcons Double Dual against a pair of ranked Class AA opponents.
Pierz fell 43-25 to third-ranked Foley and 28-25 to 13th-ranked Becker, while Royalton-Upsala lost 48-9 to Foley and 48-27 to Becker.
Senior Brad Meyer won both of his matches on the night to lead Pierz.
Also earning wins for the Pioneers were senior Nick Lochner, juniors Brandon Sullivan, Evan Woitalla and Chris Ortman, Jordon Goebel and Ryley Smude and eighth-graders Brett Kapsner, Brandon Ortman and Logan Lease.
Senior Cory Wensmann and junior Mitch Lange each went 2-0 to pace the Royals on the evening.
Senior Tyler Hegna, junior Shawn Urbanski, freshman Brad Kroll and eighth-grader Michael Petron also recorded wins.
Pierz hosts Royalton-Upsala, Tuesday, with Pierz also taking on Kimball Area.