LAKELAND — Lemon Bay High School seniors Ryan Dodge and Jack Lipp sat high up in the stands, nobody within several yards of them.
Tears welled in Dodge’s bloodshot eyes while Lipp smiled, the perfect illustration of the bittersweet moment both were dealing with. In the preceding hour, both wrestlers lost the final match of their prep careers, solidifying them in fourth place of their respective weight classes at the Class 1A state tournament. With four wins during the weekend, both earned state medals for the first time.
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