Tallying up the actual contested weights, counting the earlier junior varsity matches, NHS had a 39-30 edge.
"The open weight classes killed us. We gave up a lot of points. We had kids who were sick and hurt. But that's part of it.
"Still, with what we did on the mat, we fought hard, we stayed in good position, and we used what we worked on in practice.
"So I was pleased with the way we performed."
Senior Slade Stiles, wrestling at 120, battled for an 11-8 decision to add to the Tiger point total.
Junior Johnathon Ireland suffered a 10-2 setback at 152.
Sophomore Daxtyn Osburn, at 132, lost by pin at the 1:01 mark in the second period.
In JV action, freshman Connor West, at 152, won by pin; and senior Tucker Wingert, at 220, lost by major decision.
Nevada hosts its own junior varsity wrestling tournament this Saturday.