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 finish up 1A-District 2 with its last team to be recapped, Baker County.
You can see everything I have on the Wildcats in 2020-21 here –> BAKER COUNTY
Win/loss record: 11-13 in dual meets reported to Matmen.
Season in a nutshell:
- 2-4 (5th) at Panther Prowl, 12/4-5 (7 teams)
- 2-3 (6th) at Dual in the Dunes, 12/12 (12 teams)
- 2-5 (9th) at Yulee Duals, 12/18-19 (15 teams)
- 3-1 (2nd) at Panther Duals, 12/22 (5 teams)
- 6th at Joe Bees Memorial Battle of the Border, 1/8-9 (17 teams)
- 6th at Westside Roundrobin, 1/16 (11 teams)
- 11th at Clay Rotary, 2/5-6 (20 teams)
- T-89th at Girls’ State, 2/19-20 (118 teams)
- 3rd at 1A-District 3, 2/20 (6 teams)
- 7th at 1A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
- T-50th 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): Duncan Brock (sophomore, 9-20 at 106, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions); Makayla Johnson (sophomore, 6-17 at 106, 1-2 at girls’ state); Copher Stran (sophomore, 8-10 at 113, district runnerup, 0-2 at regions); Thomas Torres (junior, 13-19 at 120, district 3rd, did not compete at regions); Joshua Carter (junior, 24-13 at 126, district 4th, did not compete at regions); Dylen Goldsmith (junior, 9-7 at 139, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Cannon Wimpey (sophomore, 7-10 at 145, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Rasean Rayan (junior, 16-17 at 152, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Leo Cottrell (sophomore, 16-21 at 160, district 4th, 1-2 at regions); Clayton Dennison (senior, 17-5 at 170, district champ, 1 match from states); Tucker Thrift (sophomore, 18-10 at 170, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Toby Kinghorn (senior, 20-7 at 195, district 3rd, 2-2 at regions).
Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Conner South (29-6 at 182, district runnerup, region 3rd, 1 match from state medal); Garrett Cain (22-8 at 220, district runnerup, 2-2 at regions); Daeshawn Larry (24-8 at 285, district runnerup, region runnerup, 1-2 at states).
2020-21 MVP: Conner South
- 4-2 at Yulee Duals
- 4-0 at Panther Duals
- 3-0 (1st) at Joe Bees Memorial Battle of the Border
- 4-0 (1st) at Westside Roundrobin
- 4-0 (1st) at Clay Rotary
- 8-4 in post-season series (see above)
2021-22 captain: Clayton Dennison
- 6-0 (all-tournament team) at Panther Prowl
- 2-1 at Yulee Duals
- 4-0 at Panther Duals
- 1-2 at Clay Rotary
- 4-2 in post-season series
2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Daeshawn Larry
- Did not come out for team until junior year; wrestled a half-season that year, first full season as starter at 285
- Started at Yulee Duals after late football run; placed fourth at Joe Bees Memorial and third at Clay Rotary
- In first post-season tournament, reached district final (lost to 2x state qualifier) and region final (lost to state placer), with a win at state tournament in first appearance