December 7 NE Roundup

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report

(Editor’s Note: Sincere apologies on the lateness of this. Slammed today between sick kid and work).

JACKSONVILLE — Westside has been waiting 10 months for a rematch with St. Augustine.

Wednesday night, the Wolverines got it against the Yellow Jackets — who had edged Westside for its own round-robin title back in February — and made the most of it, dominating St. Augustine, 57-18, at home.

St. Augustine (0-1) got out quickly on Nick Thomson’s fall at 138, but Westside (3-3) just as quickly erased that lead, taking either falls or tech falls in four of the next five matches to lead 23-12, only extending from there.

Delmontae Davis (152), John Jones (170), Calvin Altman (182) and Tariq Hookfin (285) each had pins for the Wolverines, while Angelo Philpot (132) won by DQ, Jacob Boyd (145) by tech fall and Jeremy Hedden (126) by major decision.

The Yellow Jackets got falls, in addition to Thomson’s, from Cade Aupsburger (195) in the loss.

Westside will be competing in Bishop Snyder’s Westside Kiwanis two-day IBT tournament on Friday and Saturday, while St. Augustine will be at the Neptune Duals, hosted by Fletcher, on Saturday.

No. 5 Buchholz 43, Columbia 33: An early back-and-forth dual between the Bobcats and Tigers eventually went the hosts’ way, as Buchholz secured six consecutive victories between 195 and 120 to put the dual away.

Michael Rollins (152), Armando Acosta (195) and Bryan Perkins (106) each had pins for the Bobcats, with Gant Moore (138) leading off his team’s scoring with a major. William Green-Church (120) added a decision for Buchholz (7-2).

Columbia (0-1) scored falls from Matt Raulerson (145), Bryar Burnham (160), Zion James (170), Chad Sapp (182) and Chace Curtis (126), with Matt Ross winning by decision to open the dual.

Buchholz will also be at Bishop Snyder on Friday/Saturday, while Columbia will compete in the Capital City Classic in Tallahassee on Friday/Saturday, at Chiles HS.

HM Hornets 1-1 in south GA: Honorable-mention Yulee split a pair of duals at Ware County, winning 40-34 over Appling County, but later falling to the hosts 57-18.

Kyle Davis (106, forfeit & pin) and Dylan Youmans (126, 2 decisions) were the only Hornet wrestlers to go 2-0 on the night.

Stevie Chopek (120) had a major over Appling, while Grant Stanish (145) won by decision and De’Von Worthen (152) by fall in that dual. David Dry (160) had a fall over Ware County, while David Crawford (182) had a pin against Appling, as did McKenzie Lewis (285).

Yulee is next competing in the Deltona Duals on Saturday.

Stanton, FSDB go 2-1 at Raines: The Blue Devils won their two duals early, while the Falcons won late — with FSDB tripping up Stanton, 36-24, in the final dual — in a quadrangular hosted by the Vikings.

FSDB additionally took down the hosts, 30-21, but lost by a point to Fernandina Beach (1-7), 36-35, in the first round. Stanton beat the hosts 30-24 and Fernandina 36-30. Raines shut out the Pirates, 24-0, for its lone win on the night.

Miles Every (120, 2 pins) was 3-0 for the Blue Devils, while Reynaldo Suero-Perez (113, 1 pin) was 3-0 and Christian Miranda (106) 2-0 for the Dragons.

Joseph Haynes (126/132, 2 pins), Jaquan English (132/138, 3 pins), Alonzo Davis (160/170, 3 pins) and Jevonte Hagan (220, 2 pins & decision) were all 3-0 for Raines, with Nathan Manning (182, 1 pin) and Robbie Elefterion (285, 1 pin) going 2-0 for Fernandina.

Fernandina Beach and Raines are back in action this weekend (Vikings at Capital City, Fernandina at Neptune Duals), while FSDB is back in action on Wednesday in a triangular with West Nassau at Baker County. Stanton is off until the Army Duals at Terry Parker on January 13-14.

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I covered wrestling for 15 years up north and "retired" in 2011. But as I thought I had in 1992, I couldn't stay away. Started Northeast Florida Matmen in 2013, Northwest Florida Matmen in 2015. New initiative this year is to create a space on my sites where ALL Florida results can be stored, searched, reviewed and used by my readers, with NO COST TO THEM.

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