#BillScott: Matanzas T-8th, DeLand 12th

LONGWOOD — A star-studded field dotted the top of the table at the 47th annual Bill Scott Memorial.

Multiple-time Georgia 7A state champ Camden held off one of this year’s favorites for the Florida 1A title, Somerset Academy, for the team title, as the titans battled to a near-standoff before the south Georgians emerged victorious, with 259.5 points to Somerset’s 249. Winter Springs, with 197 points, was third.

Local teams Matanzas and DeLand were in the middle of the pack in this 19-team field, with the Pirates finishing T-8th at 72 points, tying with Cocoa Beach. DeLand was 12th, with 35.5 points.

Matanzas had seven placers on the day (two 4ths and five 6ths). DeLand finished with two placers, both taking sixths.

First Baptist Christian also competed in the event. Check brackets HERE for Crusader and all results; due to missing duals, further information cannot be recapped here.

The Pirate boys will be back in action for a midweek dual at district rival Mainland on January 6th; some of Matanzas’ girls are likely to be wrestling next week at Osceola’s Southern Belle girls’ tournament on December 28-29. DeLand will next be at the 3A-District 2 duals tournament finals at Flagler Palm Coast on January 5.

Team scores: 1. Camden 259.5. 2. Somerset Academy 249. 3. Winter Springs 197. 4. Master’s Academy 110.5. 5. Carrollwood Day 106. 6. Merritt Island 91.5. 7. Doral Academy 88. 8. (tie) Matanzas & Cocoa Beach 72. 10. Apopka 55. 11. Winter Park 41. 12. DeLand 35.5. 13. Olympia 28. 14. (tie) Lake Howell & Winter Orange 22; 16. Cocoa 18. 17. Edgwater 16. 18. Lyman 4. 19. First Baptist Christian 0.
Championship matches —
106: Fretwell (Somerset) p. Kissel (Carrollwood Day), 1:03.
113: Fredericks (Camden) p. Montero (Doral), 2:23.
120: M. Morton (Camden) d. Phillips (Winter Springs), 7-2.
126: Lusk (Merritt Island) p. Corrales (Doral).
132: B. Cody (Master’s Ac) d. Weaver (Camden), 6-0.
138: Clark (Camden) d. Gillis (Somerset), 7-1.
145: Diaz (Somerset) p. Clark-Herndon (Cocoa Beach).
152: Estevez (Somerset) p. Penton (Winter Springs).
160: McCandless (Winter Springs) p. Estrada (Somerset).
170: Kohn (Master’s Ac) d. Conrad (Carrollwood Day), 3-0.
182: Concepcion (Somerset) p. Deal (Winter Springs).
195: R. Cody (Master’s Ac) p. Dozier (Camden).
220: Arnold (Carrollwood Day) md. Gaston (Camden), 9-0.
285: Jimenez (Somerset) p. Mamudi (Carrollwood Day), TB-2.

Matanzas: Senior AJ Pieroni (220) led the Pirates in scoring on the weekend, taking one of two fourth-place finishes for Matanzas. Pieroni had two pins on the front before falling to a defending state champ and champion of the bracket in the semis. Pieroni then won by fall in the consi semis before falling to one of 3A-Region 1’s top 220s by major decision, 10-1, in the third-place match.
DeLand: Sophomore Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro (170) was one of the Bulldogs’ two placers, going 3-2 on the day with three bonus-point wins. After a pin in the round of 16, Rodriguez-Cayro lost by fall to the eventual runnerup, a defending state champ, in the quarters. He then won twice in the consis to assure a place finish, both wins by pin before losing by fall to Winter Springs in the fifth-place match.

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