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 are at the halfway mark through Round 5, with St Augustine.
You can see everything I have on the Yellow Jackets in 2020-21 here –> ST AUGUSTINE
Win/loss record: 11-14 in dual meets reported to Matmen. It appears that we were missing one dual, per Trackwrestling. We have used our compiled records per Track and our own reporting to indicate season records.
Season in a nutshell:
- 0-3 at Matanzas Duals, 12/5
- Competed at Danny Byron Invitational, 12/11-12 (20 teams)
- 2-2 (3rd) at St Johns County, 1/2 (5 teams)
- 4-1 (2nd) at 2A-District 4 Duals, 1/9 (7 teams)
- 0-1 (quarterfinalist) at 2A-Region 1 Duals, 1/14 (8 teams)
- 2-3 (6th) at Tiger Duals, 1/23 (10 teams)
- 3-4 (7th) at Flagler Rotary, 1/29-30 (17 teams)
- 13th at Braves Invitational, 2/6 (21 teams)
- 2nd at 2A-District 4, 2/17 (7 teams)
- 3rd at 2A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
- T-37th at 2A 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): Savier Garcia (sophomore, 2-9 at 113, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Wilson Nguyen (senior, 24-9 at 120, district champ, 1 match from states); Brayden Lovingood (junior, 15-17 at 132, district 4th, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Christian Jackson (junior, 5-5 at 132/138, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Clint Griffin (senior, 33-14 at 160, district runnerup, region 3rd, 0-2 at states); Logan Chatman (sophomore, 5-5 at 182/195 did not compete in post-season traditionals); Nate Bumbalough (senior, 4-18 at 220, district 6th).
Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Gavin Barro (15-24 at 106, district runnerup, 2-2 at regions); Carlos Quintanal (17-8 at 138, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Gabriel Galloza (26-11 at 145, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Hayden Yanni (29-14 at 152, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Connor Spossey (37-7 at 170, district champ, region runnerup, 1-2 at states); Ryan Murphy (28-5 at 182, district champ, region runnerup, 1-2 at states); Justin Ballard (7-9 at 285, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions).
2020-21 boys’ MVP: Connor Spossey
- 3-0 at Matanzas Duals
- 4-3 (3rd) at Danny Byron
- 4-0 at St Johns County
- 5-0 in FHSAA dual series
- 5-0 at Tiger Duals
- 7-0 at Flagler Rotary
- 2-1 (4th) at Braves Invitational
- 6-3 in post-season series (see above)
- Won 25 matches in a row; 3x Matmen MVP
2021-22 boys’ captain: Clint Griffin
- 2-1 at Matanzas Duals
- 6-3 at Danny Byron
- 4-0 at St Johns County
- 4-1 in FHSAA dual series
- 3-2 at Tiger Duals
- 6-1 at Flagler Rotary
- 1-2 (4th) at Braves Invitational
- 6-4 in post-season series (see above)
2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Gabriel Galloza
- 4-year starter for the Yellow Jackets (didn’t come out until January in junior year), with career record of 87-59
- Had fewer losses in final three years of competition than as a freshman, showing progress under coaching administration, with three Saturday appearances in Region 1 tournament (twice to blood round)
- Additionally, is the SAHS valedictorian for the Class of 2021, proving even more capable in the classroom than on the mat