CHARLES CITY - The Fort Dodge wrestling team made a few mental mistakes Thursday night, and that cost them a dual with No. 4 (Class 2A) Charles City.
The Comets scored bonus points at seven weights, earning a 47-25 victory.
The Dodgers (4-3 overall) earned wins from Erik Birnbaum, Matt Osborne, second-ranked Duke Egli, Sam Cook and No. 9 Kyle Johnson.
Birnbaum, Osborne, Egli and Johnson all scored falls. The win was the 91st in Egli's FDSH career.
"We wrestled really well, but Charles City is a tough team," said FDSH head coach Bobby Thompson said. "We had a couple of matches that we were leading and let them slip away, but that is our youth.
"It was a good dual. Charles City wrestled well and hard, and I think our kids can learn from this."
CHARLES CITY 47, FORT DODGE 25
106 - Erik Birnbaum, FD def. Max Forsyth, 9-1; 113 - Johnny Etherington, CC pinned Cole Detmering, 1:49; 120 - Jake Nichel, CC pinned Kole Evans, 3:46; 126 - Austin Hoeft, CC pinned Cameron Hicks, 5:56; 132 - Wyatt Forsyth, CC pinned Cory Alexander, 1:44; 138 - Adam Staudt, CC dec. Jonah Egli, 8-2; 145 - Matt Osborne, FD pinned Alex Mitchell, 1:37; 152 - Jesse Etherington, CC pinned Kole Kampen, 1:49; 160 - Kole Hoeft, CC pinned Willie Moretz, 5:50; 170 - Duke Egli, FD pinned Zach Milks, 1:36; 182 - Sam Cook, FD dec. Taylor Cole, 7-4; 195 - Luke Johnson, CC dec. Riley Prescott, 8-3; 220 - Kyle Johnson, FD pinned Devin Winteriak, 2:29; 285 - Dalton Hamm, CC pinned Carlos Rocha, 3:56.
The Comets feature six ranked wrestlers, including No. 2 Jesse Etherington and third-ranked Johnny Etherington.
Fort Dodge returns to action this Saturday when they head to the Cedar Rapids Jefferson Invitational.