#TheSeason2020-21: Raines

Hey guys!

The work continues. We are bringing back, for its seventh year, #TheSeason. We didn’t do these first year, but have ever since. It’s something nobody else does. We compile all season records and write a wrapup for each team. To get them completed more quickly, we are summarizing these a bit more than in seasons past.

Today, we wrap up Round 1 of these profiles with Raines.


You can see everything I have on the Vikings in 2020-21 here –>  RAINES

Win/loss record: 6-7 in dual meets reported to Matmen.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 1-3 at Keystone Memorial duals, 1/8
  • 13th at Keystone Memorial IBT, 1/9 (20 teams)
  • 6th at Gateway Conference, 1/29-30 (15 teams)
  • T-40th at Girls’ State, 2/19-20 (116 teams)
  • 5th at 1A-District 3, 2/20 (8 teams)
  • 9th at 1A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
  • 11th at 1A State, 3/5-6 (68 teams)

Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Shanice West (senior, 7-11 at 106, 0-2 at girls’ state); De’Quon King (senior, 29-2 at 113, district champ, region champ, state 3rd); Jirah Thomas (sophomore, 6-12 at 152, district 5th); Jada Arnold (senior, 7-5 at 184, girls’ state 5th); Jamari Watson (senior, 23-2 at 195, district champ, region 3rd, state 3rd); Gregory Townsend (sophomore, 6-13 at 285, district 4th, 0-2 at regions).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Raynarde Thomas (27-3 at 170, district champ, region champ, state 6th).

2020-21 MVP: Raynarde Thomas

  • 7-0 (1st) at Keystone Memorial
  • 3-0 (1st) at Gateway Conference; unbeaten through regions
  • 8-3 in post-season series (see above)

2021-22 captain: De’Quon King

  • 7-1 (1st) at Keystone Memorial
  • 3-0 (1st) at Gateway Conference
  • 10-1 in post-season series (see above)

Zander Laurin Warrior: Jada Arnold

  • Was 4-1 in December competing in varsity boys lineup
  • Earned podium finish at girls’ state with a 3-1 tournament, competing a weight class down from regular season appearances
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