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