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’re rolling through Round 6 with Milton. This is the second of what will be seven teams in this shortened round.
You can see everything I have on the Panthers in 2020-21 here –> MILTON
Win/loss record: 0-4 in dual meets reported to Matmen. Most of the month of January got lost to Covid for the Panthers.
Season in a nutshell:
- 4th at Murder Creek Melee (AL), 12/4-5 (4 teams)
- 12th at Ryan Blackwell Invitational, 12/11-12 (12 teams)
- 0-1 (T-5th) at 2A-District 1 Duals, 1/2 (8 teams)
- 8th at 2A-District 1, 2/15 (8 teams)
Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Logan Sims (sophomore, 2-11 at 106, 0-2 at districts); Andrew Bolden (sophomore, 3-7 at 113, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Brock Wells (junior, 10-7 at 120, district 5th); Tyler Green (junior, 4-6 at 195, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Kyle Flores (junior, 8-11 at 220, 0-2 at districts); Caleb Sims (senior, 3-5 at 285, district 6th).
Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Michael McCain (8-9 at 145, district 5th).
2020-21 MVP: Michael McCain
- 3-1 at Murder Creek Melee
- 2-2 (6th) at Ryan Blackwell
- 1-4 at Pace Duals (wrestled with Gulf Breeze)
2021-22 captain: Brock Wells
- Led team in victories in 2020-21
- 5-0 at Murder Creek Melee
- 2-2 (5th) at Ryan Blackwell
2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Kyle Flores
- Was off to a solid start, with 12 matches (six wins) through mid-December, at 285 for the Panthers
- After Covid, was one of just two Milton wrestlers that took part in Pace Duals
- Struggled post-layoff at a lower weight class, but didn’t quit, suiting up for post-season run