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#TheSeason2020-21: Clay

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’re starting up Round 7, the final round, and completing 1A-District 4 with its champion, Clay.

CLAY

You can see everything I have on the Blue Devils in 2020-21 here –>  CLAY

Win/loss record: 17-3 in dual meets reported to Matmen. According to the schedule I got preseason and what’s on Track, we were missing one dual from mid-January; however, almost no records seemed to account for that team, as many of my records exactly duplicated Clay’s despite a missing dual.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 2nd at Border Wars VIII, 12/4-5 (11 teams)
  • 6th at Ponte Vedra Girls IBT, 12/12 (17 teams)
  • 3-0 (1st) at Ponte Vedra Duals, 12/12 (4 teams)
  • 1st at Allstate Wildcat (GA), 12/18-19 (14 teams)
  • 31st at Knockout Christmas Classic, 12/28-29 (52 teams)
  • Competed in Southern Belle, 12/28-29 (44 teams; no team scores kept)
  • Competed in Bobcat Roundrobin, 1/2 (12 teams; no team scores kept)
  • 2-0 (1st) at 1A-District 4 Duals, 1/7 (8 teams; 3 competed)
  • 2-1 (2nd) at 1A-Region 1 Duals, 1/14 & 22 (7 teams)
  • 7-1 (3rd) at Flagler Rotary, 1/29-30 (17 teams)
  • 1st at Clay Rotary, 2/5-6 (20 teams)
  • 1st at 1A-District 4, 2/17 (8 teams)
  • 15th at Girls’ State, 2/19-20 (118 teams)
  • 1st at 1A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
  • 10th 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): Savanna Huckelberry (junior, 3-9* at 106, district 3rd, 2-2 at girls’ state, 1-2 at regions); KJ Rheume (sophomore, 6-10 at 106, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Caleb Thompson (sophomore, 12-8 at 106, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Maverick Rainwater (senior, 36-7 at 113, district champ, region runnerup, 1 match from state medal); Gunner Ivey (sophomore, 22-4 at 120/126, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Madisyn Blackburn (senior, 14-1* at 128, girls’ state CHAMPION); Chandler Thomas (sophomore, 20-14 at 132, district runnerup, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Luke Boree (senior, 33-9 at 138, district champ, region champ, 0-2 at states); Hayden Meszaros (sophomore, 6-6 at 138/145, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Josh Kumpf (senior, 21-10 at 145, district champ, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Aiden Mayo (senior, 10-10 at 145, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Dominic Martin (junior, 39-13 at 152, district champ, region runnerup, state 6th); Luca Fiannaca (senior, 18-19 at 160/170, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Ethan Larsen (senior, 34-16 at 170, district champ, region 3rd, 1-2 at states); Jadon Bell (sophomore, 9-13 at 182, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Kedtric Wilbon (junior, 12-11 at 195, district champ, 1 match from states); John Johnson (junior, 10-10 at 220, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Garrett Tyre (senior, 30-5 at 220, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Ethan Daniels (sophomore, 33-12 at 285, district runnerup, region 3rd, 1-2 at states).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Dalton Huckelberry (32-17 at 120, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Thomas Viens (18-11 at 126, district champ, 1 match from states); Jaidyn Vinson (5-5* at 128, 2-2 at girls’ state); Cale Hoskinson (47-2 at 160, district champ, region champ, state CHAMPION); .

* — girls’ matches as reported to Matmen and do not reflect possible tournaments where results were not reported.

2020-21 boys’ MVP: Cale Hoskinson

  • 5-0 (1st) at Border Wars VIII
  • 4-0 (1st) at Allstate Wildcat
  • 4-2 (5th) at Knockout Christmas Classic
  • 5-0 at 1A-District 4 & Region 1 duals
  • 8-0 at Flagler Rotary
  • 4-0 (1st) at Clay Rotary
  • 10-0 in post-season series (see above)

2020-21 girls’ MVP: Madisyn Blackburn

  • 3-0 (1st) at Ponte Vedra Girls IBT
  • 4-0 (1st) at Southern Belle
  • 2-1 at Flagler Rotary
  • 5-0 at girls’ state

2021-22 boys’ captain: Maverick Rainwater

  • 4-0 (1st) at Border Wars VIII
  • 3-0 at Ponte Vedra Duals
  • 3-1 (2nd) at Allstate Wildcat
  • 1-1 (injured) at Bobcat Roundrobin
  • 5-0 at 1A-District 4 & Region 1 duals
  • 7-1 at Flagler Rotary
  • 3-0 (1st) at Clay Rotary
  • 7-3 in post-season series (see above)

2021-22 girls’ captain: Savanna Huckelberry

  • Was 2-2 at girls’ state
  • Became half of first brother/sister duo to qualify for region tournament in north Florida
  • 1-2 at region tournament

2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Thomas Viens

  • Was a regular performer in Clay lineup as a senior after less than 10 varsity matches earlier in career
  • His fall in #UncivilWar clinched first Clay dual win since 2015
  • Then, dropped to 126 for post-season series, pinning through bracket to win districts and falling to a 3x state qualifier in the blood round at regions
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