Northeast Florida Matmen staff report
NEPTUNE BEACH — #8 Creekside did not have to wait long to get back its lone dual loss of the 2016-17 season.
The St Johns Knights took that loss last weekend to HM-listed Fletcher at the SGT Marcus Preudhomme Duals Saturday, but Creekside didn’t allow the feat to be repeated Wednesday night, taking down the Senators, 42-29.
The Knights (11-1) erased an early 12-6 Fletcher lead behind wins in seven out of eight contested matches between 132 and 285, as Jacob Cooney (138), Brendan Jones (152) and Corey Grower (220) all had falls, with Jalen Hines (132), Brandon Dickman (170), Trey Chesser (182) and Saul Storey (285) each winning by decision.
Trent Dalldorf (120) and James Knox (126) each picked up falls early to get Fletcher (10-2) out to its early lead, and the fall that Matt Moffitt (145) earned was the only contested Senators win during Creekside’s charge.
Creekside will be back in action on Friday at the Ridgeview Rumble, while Fletcher is off until December 22 at the Bobcat Holiday Duals hosted by Buchholz.
Middleburg 60, Ed White 18: At Middleburg, the Broncos (4-2) won nine of the 12 contested matches in the dual, all nine of those via fall.
Logan Kline (106), Tazz Hampton (113), Dalton Falana (120), Bryce Williams (132), Zachary Covington (152), Cody Eastwood (170), Dylan Hanna (182), Bryan Heflin (195) and Robert Barnard (285) each picked up pins for Middleburg.
The Commanders (3-3) got a fall from Jacob East (126) and decisions from Justin Stoddard (138) and Walter Goodman (160).
The Broncos are off until January 7 and Yulee’s Battle of the Border, while Ed White will be at the Ridgeview Rumble on Friday.
First Coast 54, Robert E. Lee 24: At First Coast, the Buccaneers jumped out to a 30-0 lead and traded points with the Generals from that point forward.
First Coast (2-4) got falls from Devante Wyatt (160), Valois Ochoa (182), Elijah Wilcox (195) and Trever Bruce (220) during the early run. Jason Schwartz (113) and Quentin Jones (132) added pins later to close out the dual.
Lee, competing in its first dual after opening the season last weekend at the Capital City Classic in Tallahassee, had pins in the final two matches of the night from Darius Wells (145) and Caleb Zaccheo (152).
First Coast will be at the Yulee Duals on Saturday, while Lee will host Stanton on Friday night at 6.
Baker Country triangular: At Glen St. Mary, the host Wildcats went 2-0 with dual victories over West Nassau (50-27) and FSDB (57-12). West Nassau also knocked off the Dragons, 60-24.
Baker County got 2-0 performances on the night from Cole Cushman (106, 2 pins), James Knobb (126, pin & tech), Jordan Johnson (132, 2 pins), Devon Cole (138, pin), Earl Starling (152, injury-default), James Barnett (170, 2 pins), Josh Ossmann (195, 2 decisions) and Jestin Canterbury (285, pin).
The Wildcats got falls in the win over FSDB from Cushman, David Jackson (120), Knobb, Johnson, and Barnett, with Ossmann winning by decision. Against the Warriors, Cushman, Johnson, Cole, Barnett and Canterbury won by pin, with Starling taking an injury-default victory and Knobb winning by tech fall. Ossmann won by decision.
Meanwhile, the Warriors saw the following wrestlers win twice: William Tharpe (145, pin), Breyer Wood (160), Andrew Burnsed (182, 2 pins) and Blake Hodges (220).
West Nassau had falls over the Dragons at the following weights: Wyatt Rochay (126), Xaylyn Karney (132), Mark Hall (170) and Burnsed. Against Baker, Tharpe and Burnsed each won by fall, with Brendan Ferendrik (120) taking a victory by decision.
Reynaldo Suero-Perez (113) was the lone FSDB wrestler to go 2-0 on the night, with a pin over Baker County. Jason Castillo (182) also had a fall in that dual, while Christian Miranda (106) and Anthony Hoyt (195) had pins against West Nassau, and Ty Snow (120) won by disqualification.
Baker County is off until Saturday, when the Wildcats will compete in the Tiger Duals at Columbia HS in Lake City. West Nassau will be at the Yulee Duals, also on Saturday, while FSDB hosts Wolfson and Pedro Menendez on Tuesday night.
Eastside 36, Interlachen 24: At Interlachen in an in-school dual Wednesday, both sides got something out of the competition.
Eastside (1-5) got its first dual win of the season, thanks to having more numbers in the lineup. Brent Clark (132) got the Alachua Rams’ lone fall during the dual.
For the host Putnam Rams (0-6), they had a majority of the contested matches go their way, as Cade Mason (145), Julian Rivera (182) and Phillip Collins (220) all had pins.
Eastside is off, according to schedules received pre-season, until the Cities championship on January 21, while Interlachen swings back into action at the Bobcat Holiday Duals next week.
Atlantic 51, Matanzas 24: At Port Orange, the Pirates (3-3) picked off victories in four weight classes, all via fall.
Ethan Goodman (106), Josh Bower (126), Lawrence Russo (132) and Christopher Mixan (170) each had pins for Matanzas.
The Pirates are off until Saturday, when they’ll compete in Daytona Beach at the Hollingsworth Duals, hosted by Seabreeze.
Results missing: We do not have Raines vs. Wolfson at time of this story’s publication.