DAPHNE, AL — After reaching the 2A duals sweet 16 for the third straight year at home Thursday night, Pace stayed in duals mode over the weekend.
The Patriots traveled just over the state line to compete in the two-day Heaton Memorial Duals on Friday & Saturday, finishing fourth in the tournament with a 2-4 weekend record.
After opening with losses to Hoover (57-21) and James Clemens (45-36), the Patriots (10-5 in duals for the season) bounced back, taking double-digit wins over Vancleave MS (53-30) and Foley (51-27). In Saturday’s championship flight, Pace fell against both Sparkman (60-22) and Spain Park (66-12). All but one of the 11 teams in the field, aside from Pace, were from Alabama.
Jordan Baxter led the way for the Patriots, posting a 6-0 record while competing at 152 or 160, with two pins, a technical fall and a decision.
Ty Morgan (170, 4 pins) was 5-1 and Hazen Esary (132, 3 pins before injury) 4-1 for Pace. In a regular role, Maeson Otwell (138, pin/tech/major) was 3-0 as well.
Daphne staged a girls’ tournament during the weekend as well, with Pace taking fourth.
Natalie Lugo (107) and Releigh Perkins (235) each were first in their weights, while Lyla Underwood (120) was second.
Lugo won her one contested match by fall, while Perkins took two pins. Underwood was 2-1 with two pins at 120. Additionally, Madeline Gehrke (100) represented the Lady Patriots, going 0-2.
Pace is now off until this weekend’s 3rd Annual George Mulligan Memorial, hosted by Bay.
Results from last weekend’s duals portion of the tournament can be found HERE.
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