North Florida Matmen staff report
ST JOHNS — In a regular-season ending dual of Knight vs Knight, it was Clay County that came out on top Wednesday night at Creekside, as Oakleaf took a 39-33 away victory.
The dual went back-and-forth enough that it came down to the final weight, 160, where Oakleaf’s James McClintic won by fall in the second period. Jason Mitchell (220), Josh Murrell (285), Marcus McGee (120), Trevor Owens (132) and Logan Gilbert (138) also had pins for the Clay Knights, with Onjel Caraballo (9-3 at 182) taking a decision.
Creekside answered with pins from Andrew Feeks (106) and Cody Smith (113), plus majors from Hunter Brown (16-4 at 170), Jalen Hines (17-5 at 195) and Mateo Ramirez (15-5 at 145), plus a sudden-victory decision from Michael Galiani (9-7 at 126).
The teams will reconvene at the 3A-District 1 tournament, hosted by Nease, on February 22.
Buchholz 41, Columbia 33: At Buchholz, the Bobcats’ bookend strength overcame Columbia’s power in the middles in an annual rivalry dual between the two teams.
Buchholz swept from 170-285, with three of four wins at 106-126. Armando Acosta (195), Nevan Burney (220) and Aiden Moore (126) all had pins for the Bobcats, with Venumadhava Mirel winning by a 17-2 tech fall. Matthew Vann (7-6 at 170) and Jacob Robinson (5-4 at 285) each pushed through to tighet decision victories.
Columbia gained falls from Thomas Greene (145), Obie Smith (152) and Preston O’Quinn (160), plus a 15-0 third-period tech from Alex McGuigan 9138) and Ian McGuigan’s 13-3 major at 132.
The Tigers have one more regular-season event, going to Villages on Saturday for the TD Talbott Legion Duals. Buchholz is now off until the 3A-District 2 tournament at Flagler Palm Coast on February 21.
Flagler Palm Coast 45, Seabreeze 30: At Seabreeze, the Bulldogs wrapped up their dual season with an away win over their conference rival.
Kole Hannant (106), Andrew Dance (132), Kyle Peacock (138) and AJ Cinelli (285) each won by fall for Flagler, while John Hald (120) secured a wild 13-11 decision. Three forfeits in favor of the Bulldogs were also pivotal.
Seabreeze got falls from Kobe Baert (126), Brock Roberts (160), Pedro Bonilla (182) and Caiden Patton (195), with decisions from Victor Lipsey (6-1 at 170) and Nathan Boyd (5-1 at 220).
Flagler Palm Coast has one more regular-season event, going to the Ocoee Mat Classic on Saturday, while Seabreeze’s regular season is complete. The Sandcrabs will go to Matanzas for the 2A-District 4 tournament on February 19.
Englewood sweeps home quad: The Rams defeated Paxon (69-0), Fernandina Beach (54-16) and Wolfson (42-39), as all four teams completed their regular season.
Fernandina Beach (40-39 over Wolfson in Round 1 and 48-18 over Paxon in Round 3) was 2-1, while Wolfson defeated Paxon, 60-18, in Round 2 for its lone quad dual win.
For the Rams, Calvin Williams (106, decision), Raequan Staples (113, pin), Lynden North (132, 2 pins), Sam Howard (160, 3 pins), Jordan Mitchell (170, 2 pins & decision) and Justin Mendez (195, 2 pins) were all 3-0. Gary Perez (145, pin), Rasean Rayam (152, pin), Darryl Sam (182, pin), Melvin Wiggins (220, pin) and Isiah Musca (285) was 2-1.
Fernandina Beach was paced by Caden Kubatzke (120, pin), Jeremy Mahoney (126, 2 pins & major) and Kolby Kidd (182, pin & major), who were each 3-0, while Nik Saldana (106), Jeremiah Giedrys (170, 2 pins), Tyler Harris (195, pin) and Jared Hutchinson (220, pin) were each 2-1.
Wolfson had a 3-0 night from Nathan Shad (138), while Rashawn Spears (285) was 2-0 and Liam Strange (113), Andrew Harbin (120), Max Lewallen (126, 2 pins), Emarre Campbell (132, pin), Gavin Hill (145, pin), Cameron Frison (152, decision), Lyric Richardson (160, pin & decision) and Shydeim Deas (220, pin) were all 2-1 for the Wolfpack.
Fernandina Beach and Paxon are back on the mats Monday for the 1A-District 3 tournament at Yulee, while Wolfson goes to Clay at the 1A-District 4 meet on Wednesday; Englewood is off until the 2A-District 3 meet at Terry Parker on February 22.
Godby 45, Leon 24: At Godby, the Cougars swept from 152 through 285, with seven victories, six of them max-point wins, for the home dual victory.
John Breaux (120), Kimmareus McCoy (152) and Thomas Branson (160) had falls for Godby, which took advantage of four forfeits. Brandon Green (4-2 at 195) added a decision victory for the Cougars.
Nolan Zirgibel (132) had the Lions’ only contested victory, with a win by fall, as Leon had three forfeits as well.
The Cougars get right back on the mat tonight at Chiles for a quad meet that completes their regular season, while Leon is off until the 2A-District 2 meet, just recently finalized to be at Lincoln on February 22.
Atlantic 66, Deltona 15: At Atlantic, the Sharks rolled up 11 max-point wins in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Bernaldo Alvarez (113), Jamey Bruner (120), Azizbek Rustamiy (132), Jeremiah Epps (138), Avante Chamble (145) and Jared Jackson (285) each had falls for Atlantic, which had five forfeit wins.
Deltona got a pin from Ethan Chiu (220) and an 8-4 decision from Carlos Pineda at 126.
Both teams have district tournaments on Wednesday, with Atlantic going to Pedro Menendez for 1A-District 5 and Deltona going to Matanzas for 2A-District 4.
Space Coast 53, Mainland 13: At Space Coast, the visiting Buccaneers took three contested wins.
Tommy Short (182) won by fall, while Isaias Davila (132) won by a 13-5 major and Doug Dittmer (220) won by a 4-2 count for a decision.
Mainland will attend Space Coast’s Viper Roundrobin on Saturday to wrap up its regular season.
Orange Park 53, Middleburg 16: At Middleburg, the Raiders took advantage of five forfeits to provide a cushion, but still took a majority of the contested matches.
Cameron Broughton (152) and Davon Bailey (126) each had pins for Orange Park, while Vincent Walker (145) won by technical fall and Wesley Carlisle (6-4 at 113) and Durrionte Myrick (8-2 at 132) both had decisions.
For Middleburg, Brayden Weaver (170) and Ephraim Long (138) won by pins, with Alex Nayfack (160) taking an 18-4 major.
Both teams are now off until districts, which Lincoln will host on Feb. 22.
Missing results: As of this writing, we do not have the New Smyrna Beach-Cocoa, Belleview-South Lake, and Lake Brantley-DeLand duals, nor do we have full results from the FSDB tri-meet/quad meet. Coaches have until 8 p.m. tonight to report results for purposes of inclusion with this story.
Complete results for all reported duals can be found HERE.
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