ORANGE PARK — Knight vs Knight has become quite a decent rivalry, particularly over the last couple of seasons.
Wednesday night at Oakleaf, it was the host Clay Knights that got the final word on the rivalry for 2020-21, taking down Creekside by a 43-33 count.
Creekside (22-8) got out to a 12-0 start behind pins from Andrew Feeks (106) and Conner Wright (113), but Oakleaf (24-10) would bounce back behind five straight wins, taking a 25-12 lead behind pins from Kevin Gilley (120) and Jason Stewart (145), a 16-4 major from Logan Gilbert (132), a 6-4 win at 138 from Trevor Owens and a forfeit win at 126.
Creekside would get the lead down to four, 31-27, behind pins from Hunter Brown (170) and Bryan Fortay (182) and a 7-2 win at 152 from Diego Rivera, but Oakleaf clinched with Ben Gaddis’ fall at 220, plus a forfeit win at 195 and earlier fall from James McClintic (160). The St Johns Knights would close out the dual with Vincent Approbato’s pin at 285.
Oakleaf is hitting the mats once again on Friday, traveling to county rival Clay’s two-day Rotary IBT, while Creekside is off until February 10, when the Knights host Fletcher.
New Smyrna Beach 75, Jones 0: At New Smyrna Beach, the hosts (17-2) ran the table, with six pins, six forfeit victories and a 3-1 decision from Avante Chamble (152).
Jace Engberg (132), Michael Shannon (145), Thomas Connell (182), Doug Dittmer (195), Tristen Winfrey (120) and Jamey Bruner (126) all won by fall for New Smyrna Beach, which got forfeit wins at 138, 160, 170, 220, 285 and 113.
The Barracudas will be part of the inaugural Bi-County tournament, with Mainland hosting, on Saturday.
Robert E Lee quad: Episcopal ran through three opponents, taking down Orange Park (54-25), Stanton (75-0) and the host Generals (66-17).
Triple winners for the Eagles (22-7) were Turner Glenn (113, decision & pin), Scott Busey (120, 2 pins), Christian Ryan (126, 2 pins), Noah Meyer (138/145, pin & win by injury default), John Fernandez (160, pin), Christian McGarity (182, 2 pins) and Lawson Perry (195, win by disqualification).
Host Lee (6-5) was 2-1, with wins over Orange Park (42-36) and Stanton (36-12) on the Generals’ Senior Night. Ahmahd Denmark (160, pin & tech), Jeremy Porter (195/220, 3 pins) and Craig Harper (220/285, pin) were each 3-0 for the hosts.
Orange Park (12-12) and Stanton (1-11) did not contest a third dual against one another; the Blue Devils were joined by one Ribault wrestler for exhibition-match purposes. Ryder Pimienta (106/113, major & pin) and Trevion Sermons (152, decision) were double winners for the Raiders.
Orange Park will go back to Duval on Friday for Englewood’s quad, while Robert E Lee will be at Clay Rotary on Friday. Episcopal will host Mandarin on Tuesday, while Stanton will be at First Coast’s tri-meet on February 10.
Fletcher 54, Bolles 18: At Bolles, the Senators (13-4) followed up their Gateway Conference win last weekend with four pins and five wins by forfeit.
Fletcher got pins from Cole O’Brien (120), Ryden Ashmore (126), Kaden Solomon (138) and Toby Matson (285), with forfeit wins at 106, 145, 152, 160 and 170.
Bolles (5-16) answered with four contested wins, with pins from Jacob Witt (113) and Jack Pyburn (220). Denny Vohs (3-2 at 132) and Ethan Asbury (8-2 at 182, on the Bulldogs’ Senior Night) both took decisions.
Both Fletcher and Bolles will be at Clay Rotary on Friday.
Still waiting on: We are looking for scoresheets from the DeLand tri-meet, at which Atlantic competed, as well as Belleview’s home dual against Citrus.
Results: Box scores for all reported duals can be found HERE.