By MATMEN, Friday, 11:20 p.m.
FERNANDINA BEACH — After building a 15-point early lead against district rival Fernandina Beach Thursday night, visiting Bishop Kenny had to fight for every point it could score — or every point the Pirates couldn’t.
In the end, the Crusaders only just were able to hold on for a 32-31 victory over the Pirates.
Bishop Kenny (12-8) started strongly, with a pin from Luke Ghannam (170), a win by injury default for Collin Hearn (182) and a 6-3 win from Max Thallemer at 195.
The Pirates (14-7) cut that lead to 15-12 on Peyton White’s fall at 220 and decisions from William Schuster (4-2 at 285) and Crew Richter (6-2 at 113).
After trading pins at 120 and 126 (Jordan Hampton for the Crusaders, Caden Kubatzke for the Pirates), Fernandina Beach built a one-point lead, 27-26, behind Cael Kubatzke’s fall at 132 and a 9-6 win for Cole Misciagna at 145; those wins sandwiched a BK tech fall (16-0) from Christopher Hampton at 138.
That put the dual on the teams’ respective top weapons, and both did deliver victories. At 152, the Crusaders’ Roberto Cuartero won by fall to give BKHS a 32-27 lead, and while Enzo Gamba dominated well enough to roll up 14 points for a 14-0 major at 160, he wasn’t able to get a dual-tying tech or dual-winning pin as the Crusaders escaped with the dual win.
Chiles 51, Florida High 21: At Chiles, the hosts won every match between 113 and 145, giving them significant cushion against their crosstown rivals.
Sam Tolomeo (120), Ethan Jackson (126), Jacob Johnston (132), Garrett Marschka (138), Cooper Hill (145) and Cody Elliott (195) all won by pin for Chiles (7-2), which got decision victories from Patrick Brooks (3-0 at 113), Luke Pickels (7-3 at 170) and Dillon Elliott (14-7 at 220).
Florida High (11-5) saw a victory by fall from Jasper Croom (106), a 17-2 tech fall from Dean Wright (160) and a 13-5 major from Nicholas Roeder (152).
Florida High is at this weekend’s 4th Annual George Mulligan Memorial, while Chiles is off until Wednesday’s Raider Duals #3 at Orange Park.
Oviedo 66, Lake Howell 18: The Lions (17-3) allowed just three Silver Hawk pins in taking the away dual win, their third of the week.
Douglas Dowda (126), Koen Falk (132), Johnathan Dishman (145), Lukas Crawley (170) and James Chiaradio (182) all won by fall for Oviedo, which took advantage of a short-handed Lake Howell lineup to collect six forfeit wins.
As for the Silver Hawks (unknown record due to missing results), they would get pins from Malachi Plancher (152), Cole Herring (160) and Jayden Velazquez (195).
Both teams are off until next weekend, with Lake Howell at the Flagler Rotary, hosted by Flagler Palm Coast, on January 27-28; Oviedo will next compete at Timber Creek’s Wolfpack Invitational on the 28th.
Union County 59, Interlachen 18: At Interlachen, the visiting Tigers (14-13) won the final five matches of the dual in achieving some separation.
Elijah Roberts (152), Ashton Newsom (160), Danny Thornton (220), Ethan Hancock (126) and Wyatt Elixson (132) all won by pins for Union County, with Haiden Barringer collecting a 25-10 tech fall victory at 195.
The Putnam County Rams (4-13) got falls from George Rodriguez (182) and Alex Davis (285).
Union County is off until Thursday, when the Tigers will be at Tri-County Duals, this year hosted by Baker County, while Interlachen is off until Wednesday, when it will be at Keystone Heights’ tri-meet.
Seabreeze 39, Mainland 29: At Seabreeze, the host Sandcrabs (3-11) took advantage of four forfeit victories in the lower weights.
Aiden Hedge (152) and Pedro Sierra-Bonilla (285) both won by fall for Seabreeze, with Jackson Pruett taking a 3-1 win at 195.
Mainland (4-12) got pins from Sam Ayodele (145) and Josh Newman (182), with Brian Harris taking an 18-3 tech fall win at 138.
Seabreeze will be at Storm Front Duals, hosted by Celebration, on Saturday, while Mainland will be at University (Orange City) on Tuesday.
Missing duals: We do not have a report on Apopka at West Orange or Crestview at Niceville. Thursday night duals are not required to be in hand until the following Monday, so we’re not too worried just yet that we don’t have them.
Results from all of Thursday’s duals can be found HERE.