PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gardiner senior Peter Del Gallo won a New England wrestling title as a precocious freshman in 2013, and Saturday night he bookended his superb scholastic career with another New England title in the 120-pound class.

Del Gallo didn’t allow a point in his first three matches. In the final, he used a four-point move in the first period to defeat Connor McGonagle of Timberlane (Plaistow, New Hampshire), earning a 7-2 victory.

“Today, I dominated. The first time I won it was a close match,” said Del Gallo, who won the 106-pound title as a freshman. “In this match, I showed I was the best 120-pounder in New England. You always have to have the mentality that no one is better than you. I didn’t see much from him because all of his matches were one-point wins or overtime matches.

“This feels amazing, just amazing. I won it here as a freshman and won it here as a senior. I made a sandwich.”

Del Gallo was the only Mainer to win a New England title. Skowhegan’s Cody Craig also won his first three matches but settled for second place in the 106-pound division.

Craig led Jake Ferri of Shawsheen Tech (Billerica, Massachusetts) by a point after the second period on the strength of two takedowns. He made one mistake, however, and Ferri took advantage, securing a takedown and turning Craig for three near-fall points in the final minute of the match to record an 8-5 victory.

“On my end it was a tactical error where I tried to fight the takedown and maybe try to get a reversal right off the bat,” Craig said. “I wanted to try and get the points back quickly and obviously that didn’t happen.

“I’m happy with my career, but I’m not really satisfied with how the match went.”

Craig, a junior and a three-time state champion with a 161-5 record, thought he had the advantage on the Massachusetts All-State champion after he recorded takedowns early in the first period and midway through the second. Ferri’s first three points came from escapes.

“I figured because he doesn’t move a whole lot, but he’s very strong, tying up would be a bad decision,” Craig said. “I decided to wrestle the outside, and from neutral I just stayed with that arm drag and use what works.”

Del Gallo reached the 120-pound final with an impressive 4-0 win over Connecticut Open champion Alec Opsal of New Milford.

The Gardiner senior took control of his title bout with a takedown and a tilt in the opening period to grab a 4-0 advantage.

“The key was definitely getting the opening takedown,” said Del Gallo, who was voted the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. “I got the takedown and went right into a tilt to get two backs.”

McGonagle, who is originally from Maine, earned a reversal 47 seconds into the second period to cut his deficit in half. After attempting to turn Del Gallo for the first minute of the third, McGonagle cut Del Gallo loose, but the Maine wrestler finished the match with a takedown.

“I just told Peter going into the tournament that this is what he’s worked for,” Gardiner Coach Matt Hanley said. “He’s worked awful hard. He goes to two practices a night – my practice and then another practice – and he’s wrestled all over the countryside. He puts the work and time in, and you do that to win this one match right here.”

Craig’s performance, along with Kameron Doucette’s fourth-place effort at 160 pounds, helped Skowhegan finish seventh with 48 points. Bishop Hendricken of Warwick, Rhode Island, ran way with the team title, scoring 89 points and placing four wrestlers in the top three.

Noble’s Austin Shorey placed third at 120 pounds, and Chris Wilson of Nokomis was third at 195. Mt. Ararat/Brunswick’s Robert Hetherman dropped a 6-4 decision in the 170-pound consolation final to Joe Accousti of Newtown, Connecticut. Marshwood junior Bradley Beaulieu placed third in the 132-pound division.