Northeast Florida Matmen staff report
PALATKA — Wrestling with half the weight classes going empty was very difficult for the host Panthers Thursday night in their dual with The Villages.
Fortunately for Palatka, they’ll have a little bit of time to get some more bodies into the lineup, as the Panthers have four weeks off after the 45-24 loss to Villages, a 1A-Region 2 and former District 5 rival.
Palatka (3-3 in duals) got falls at four of their seven staffed weights, with a first-period pin from Trevor Davis at 113 (1:58), late fall from Isaiah Beauboeuf at 138 (5:39), a 56-second stick from Bryan Smith at 220 and fall in 3:02 for Ira Dixon at 285.
The Panthers are now off from competition until January 10, when they’ll host St. Augustine.