LIVE OAK — Suwannee and Columbia were able to reconvene their Battle for the Paddle rivalry dual Thursday night, before both teams headed separately over to different parts of the Gulf region to compete in tournaments over the weekend.
In a night that doubled for the Bulldogs as their Senior Night, Suwannee was able to use its fuller lineup to greater advantage, taking a 60-18 home victory.
The Bulldogs (34-9 in duals at the time this was contested) also won a majority of the contested matches on tap, with pins from Eli Jolicoeur (106), Topher Pearson (113), Brody Boehm (126), Austin McKinney (132), Trevor Tanner (145) and Tyson Musgrove (160).
Suwannee also won by forfeit at 138, 152, 195 and 220.
Columbia (4-5) had three pins on the night, from Kevin Fink (120), Joseph Rice (170) and Jayden Drew (182).
Suwannee competed at the two-day Hudson Duals on Friday & Saturday, while Columbia was at Lake Gibson’s Braves Invitational IBT on those same days. Those events have already been reported separately on our site.
Bishop Kenny 72, Bolles 12: At Bolles on the Bulldogs’ Senior Night, the visiting Crusaders (7-4) rolled up 12 wins, including 10 by forfeit, against a short-handed host group.
Christopher Hampton (132) and Jack Raynor (138) won by fall for Bishop Kenny, which also took forfeits at 106, 113, 126, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195 and 220.
For Bolles (season record unknown), seniors Jack Pyburn (285) and Jacob Witt (120) won by fall for the Bulldogs’ points.
The two teams reconvened at Clay on Friday for the two-day 23rd annual Rotary IBT (story forthcoming).
A box score from Thursday’s duals can be found HERE.