Reversing several losses from the weekend at the East Noble Invite, the Jay County Patriots made a big statement about the state of their program with a convincing 54-18 win at Columbia City.
The two squads traded falls when the Patriots bumped two-time state champ Mallory Winner up to 170 to take out state-ranked Braylynn Leazier and the score was even at 12-12 when the first big clash took place at 235 pounds.
That match featured Vivian Parke, a state qualifier for the Eagles last season, who entered the night ranked 11th at the weight, and Jay County’s Kiley Williams, who is ranked 13th at 190. Williams, also a state qualifier last season, scored the opening takedown, but yielded a reversal midway through the first period. Williams fought back for a reversal of her own and then finished off Parke with a half nelson for a fall with 28 seconds left on the clock.
The Patriots took a commanding lead with forfeits in the lowest weights and they wrapped up the dual meet with three straight falls, including a win for Calie Yates at 120 over Emilee Burford. Burford had beaten Yates on Saturday, but the JC wrestler recovered from a takedown late in the first period by Burford to score a second-period fall.
The girls will travel to Ben Davis for a 22-team invite Saturday.
Jay County 54 Columbia City 18
145-#13 Maleah Parsons (JC) WBF
155-Kiersten Williamson (CC) p. Madison Gage, 1:53
170-#1 Mallory Winner (JC) p. #16 Bralynn Leazier, :37
190-Michaela Clifford (CC) p. Tess Miller, :55
235-#13 Kiley Williams (JC) p. #11 Vivian Parke, 1:32
100-#9 Katie Rowles (JC) WBF
110-Sophie Thomas (JC) WBF
115-Tatiana Willis (JC) p. Avah Hyden, 1:31
120-Calie Yates (JC) p. Emilee Burford, 2:22
125-#8 Willow Hardy (JC) p. Peyton Kinney, 3:20
130-#9 Alexes Spaulding (CC) p. #10 Lina Lingo, 1:03
135-#7 Emily Manor (JC) p. Delaney Caldwell, 2:00