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  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • Host Melvindale won its fifth consecutive district title on Wednesday with a 42-30 victory against Annapolis in the Division 2, District 162 finals. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)

With a victory over Annapolis in the finals on Wednesday night, host Melvindale captured its fifth consecutive district title.

The Cardinals defeated the Cougars by a score of 42-30 to earn the Division 2, District 162 championship for 2017.

Melvindale will head to Warren Woods-Tower on Feb. 15 for team regionals and will face Redford Union.

With a victory over RU, the Cards would advance to take on either host Woods-Tower or Madison Heights Lamphere for the championship.

On Wednesday, Melvindale won the first six matches against the Cougars and went up by a score of 33-0.

Annapolis responded with four wins in a row and made it 33-21.

The Cards led by only six points with one match to go, but ultimately held on for a victory.

To advance to the finals, Melvindale defeated Detroit Cesar Chavez 80-0 in the first round and Annapolis moved on with a 66-17 win over Detroit Mumford.

In the finals on Wednesday, Melvindale was able to grab its big 33-0 lead with three pins, two voids and one decision.

Mohammed Amen (119) pinned Annapolis’ Mya Travis, teammate Hamza Ghaled (125) pinned Edward Tomlin and Mustafa Al-Aubeidy (135) pinned Clemente Cardoso.

Devin Spears (140) won 4-3 over Marcus Mertz and Annapolis voided at 119 and 130.

However, the Cougars clawed their way back with three pins and a win in overtime to make it 33-21.

Annapolis’ Anmar Al Abolidi (145) pinned Melvindale's Abdul-Kader Abdulaziz, Dustin Gross (160) pinned Aref Awad and Bryna Puryear (171) pinned Ghaith Salem, while Jacob Hettrick (152) beat Abdul Alkadi 15-13 in overtime.

Sami Yousef (189) got three points back for the Cards when he won 6-5 in overtime over Jesse Taylor.

But Annapolis answered with nine points and trailed only 36-30, with just one match left. James Torres (215) pinned Melvindale’s Daniel Charles and Alghasimou Ba (285) won 8-3 over the Cards’ Marco Lopez.

To secure the Cards’ win, Saleh Said (103) of the Cards pinned by Kyle Harris.

Next up for both teams was a trip to Warren Fitzgerald on Saturday for D2 individual districts. Those who advance will compete at regionals on Feb. 18 at

Last Updated: 2/9/2017 6:01:15 AM EST

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