January 17 Dual Recap

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report

JACKSONVILLE — Bishop Kenny won five consecutive matches — four of those via forfeit from 182 through 106 to pull away from host Episcopal, winning 66-11 over the Eagles on Tuesday night.

The Crusaders (14-3) got falls from Esa Farah (160), Addison Glisson (220), Jack Donghit (138) and Joey Cusick (145), with Jacob Williams adding a win by decision at 152.

The closest that Episcopal could get, with a half-staffed lineup, was 9-6 early, thanks to a fall at 170 from Christian Rickey, but the Eagles wouldn’t score again until Kyle Hopkins’ tech fall at 113, and not again after that.

The Crusaders are back in action Wednesday night with a home dual against Yulee, while Episcopal is now off until January 27, when the Eagles compete in the Flagler Rotary tournament in Palm Coast.

Raines 25, Bishop Snyder 24 (criteria): At Bishop Snyder, with each team winning four matches, and criteria counting forfeits as pins, the difference between the Vikings and Cardinals came down to most takedowns.

As all of Snyder’s wins were via forfeit, that made Raines the winner of the dual.

Jevonte Hagan (220), Joseph Haynes (126) and Jaquan English (132) all had pins for the Vikings, absent their coach, Brian Gilbert, who went back into the hospital and is hopeful to be available again this weekend for the Gateway Conference meet at Sandalwood.

That will be Raines’ next competition; Bishop Snyder is off until January 24, when the Cardinals travel to Bolles.

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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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