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OW Patron, Jr. among four Louisiana champions at the South Walton Border Wars
Vestavia Hills wins team title by 1/2 point over Springstead and Lake Highland Prep. - Jesuit places fourth
December  7th, 2014 | Written by: Editor



[Note: This article is under construction.  Weight class pages will be available later this week.]

Louisiana teams placed four wrestlers in the finals of the 2nd annual South Walton Border Wars and came away with four championships, as well as another Outstanding Wrestler award.  Starting with a win at 106 pounds, in case anyone then forgot about the Louisiana teams, they were reminded again at 195 pounds, and then at 220 pounds, and an exclamation point was added at 285 pounds.

Vestavia Hills, Alabama, won the team title by a mere one-half point over Springstead and Lake Highland Prep., who tied for second place.  Jesuit place fourth while Rummel and St. Paul's placed ninth and tenth, respectively.  Vestavia Hills is scheduled to compete in this year's Trey Culotta Invitational on December 22nd and 23rd at Brother Martin.

Freshman Blake Mateau of Rummel started the finals matches off with a fall in the 106 pounds weight class.  Ten other finals matches ensued until it was time for Jesuit junior Guy Patron, Jr. who devastated everyone in the 195 pounds weight class en route to an Outstanding Wrestler award, the second for a Louisiana wrestler in as many years (Kendon Lee-Kayser of Brusly won an OW award in 2013).  Patron, Jr.'s win was followed by another championship by St. Paul's Colin Francis, and Francis was followed another Blue Jay champion, Dominic Carmello.

Also garnering "hardware" for the Blue Jays were Brody Martin (106 pounds) and Brandon Wolff (138 pounds), who each placed third.

South Walton's William Pickren, a 2013 Trygg Memorial champion and a Deep South Bayou Duals and Jazz Town Duals veteran, won the 120 pounds championship. 

106 Pounds Champion Blake Mateau 106 pounds 3rd Place Brody Martin 120 Pounds Champion William Pickren 138 Pounds 3rd Place Brandon Wolff 195 Pounds Champion Guy Patron, Jr. (pre-OW) 220 Pounds Champion Colin Francis 285 Pounds Champion Dominic Carmello
The Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Rebels took home the team championship by scoring 272 points, 1/2 point more than Springstead and Lake Highland Prep., which tied for second place with 271.5 points.  The somewhat depleted Jesuit Blue Jays placed fourth with 226 points.
Jesuit's Guy Patron, Jr. and his OW award belt with (left to right): South Walton's Coach Nick Cary; Mr. and Mrs. Patron; Jesuit coaches Spencer Harris and  Brian Barry.
Final Teams Scores
(Non-Florida schools are followed by the states the schools represent.  Louisiana teams are in bold.)
Place School Points
1 Vestavia Hills, AL 272
T-2 Springstead 271.5
T-2 Lake Highland Prep. 271.5
4 Jesuit, LA 226
5 Union Grove, GA 194
6 Lincoln 170
7 Arnold 168.5
8 Cambridge, GA 164
Place School Points
9 Rummel, LA 161
10 St. Paul's, LA 134
11 Wakulla 121.5
12 Colombia 112.5
13 South Walton 105.5
14 Suwannee 98.5
15 Fort Walton Beach 84
16 Choctawhatchee 69
Place School Points
17 Florida High School 66.5
18 Pace 66
19 Niceville 56
20 Chiles 50
21 Gulf Breeze 47
22 Wewahitchka 28
23 Marianna 22
24 The Villages 0

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