Of Gators, Crusaders and vengeance: 11-07 to 11-10 recap
November 13th, 2018/Published 11-21-18 | Written by: Editor



"Vengeance is mine" sayeth Romano and Hill

Just stating that a wrestler is very good when citing an unexpected loss is not something that has to sit well with the wrestler involved.  As an example, Catholic's Luke Romano and Live Oak's Clayton Hill did not appear to like such sentiments. 

Hill fell to St. Amant's Corey Brownell 14-9 SV in the finals of the Warrior Open.  Romano lost to Live Oak's Rayden Hill 10-7 in the quarterfinals of the same event.

In a dual meet on November 7th, Romano avenged that loss with an 8-3 win over Ingram.  On November 10th, at the Brusly 8, Hill reversed the result of the Warrior Open finals in beating Brownell 10-3 in the Brusly 8 finals. 

Live Oak vs. Catholic Brusly 8 Mandeville Open

Live Oak 40-Catholic 37 Dual Meet on November 7th

Live Oak defeated Catholic in a dual meet 40-37, which was the first time the Eagles beat the Bears since November 12th, 2013, when the Eagles won 44-30.  That team had Jacob Chenevert, Colt Olinde, Cody Hill, Seth Bosarge, Brody Bonura and Nick Simoneaux.  Those six wrestlers combined for 11 Division II state championships between 2012 and 2015 for Live Oak.

Catholic won six matches while Live Oak won five.  Each team scored four falls, but the match came down to the fact that the Bears forfeited two weight classes while the Eagles only forfeited one. 

Brusly 8 on November 10th

Behind champions Seth Signorelli (132 lbs.), Cody Comeaux (138 lbs.) and Hunter Hawkins (170 lbs.), the St. Amant Gators outscored Holy Cross 296.5 to 195 to capture the 2018 Brusly 8 team title.  Live Oak placed third with 186 points.

Aside from the champions the Gators had six others place in the top four: Ty Didier (2nd @ 106 lbs.), Cole Comeaux (3rd @ 106 lbs.), Jace Chenevert (2nd @ 113 lbs.), Corey Brownell (2nd @ 120 lbs.), Jacob Cardwell (3rd @ 126 lbs.), Jaden Snyder (4th @ 145 lbs.), Alex Simoneaux (2nd @ 152 lbs.), Conrad Mitchell (4th @ 160 lbs.), Fred Garrison (3rd @ 182 lbs.), Alex Newman (2nd @ 195 lbs.) and Nicholas Fuselier (4th @ 220 lbs.)
Left: St. Amant medal winners.  Right: St. Amant Brusly 8 champions Cody Comeaux, Hunter Hawkins and Seth Signorelli

Evan Frost (106 lbs.), Jacob Frost (113 lbs.), Caden Mumme (182 lbs.) and Anthony Sciambra (220 lbs.) won championships for Holy Cross.  Cameron Frost (170 lbs.) and Hayden Brodnax (220 lbs.) placed second for the Tigers.

Other champions included Clayton Hill (120 lbs.) and Austin Cook (195 lbs.) of Live Oak, Hunter Broussard (126 lbs.), Dyllon Bernard (145 lbs.) and Dylan Ames (152 lbs.) of Comeaux, A.J. Sabine (160 lbs.) of Catholic and Jackson Carter of Lafayette (285 lbs.).

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Mandeville Open on November 10th

Were team scores kept Brother Martin would have easily triumphed at the 2018 Mandeville Open.  Well, one can still say, "they triumphed."  The Crusaders had six champions, four runners-up and two 3rd-place finishers by those who would normally be "scoring" wrestlers.  That is 11 placers in the top-three.  And the Crusaders only brought 11 scoring wrestlers.  It should be noted that Brandon Cotton placed second at 138 lbs. and Chase Scott at 120 lbs. placed third for the Crusaders as non-scorers.

Crusader champions were Eric Davenport (106 lbs.), Logan Bertot (126 lbs.), Daniel Croy (132 lbs.), Alex Duncan (138 lbs.), Mason Massicot (160 lbs.) and Cameron Frederick (195 lbs.).  Ethan Castex (113 lbs.), Eli Hope (145 lbs.) and Seth Alfonso (152 lbs.) and Colby Fronovich (182 lbs.) were runners-up.

Second-place would have been a close race between East Ascension and Shaw.  The Spartans had three champions in Brady Mahoney (145 lbs.), Trent Mahoney (152 lbs.) and Devon Clark (220 lbs.), one third-place finisher and three fourth-place finishers.  The Eagles had two champions in Raheem Bonnet (113 lbs.) and Anthony Ribando (120 lbs.), and two Eagles, Glenn Price (106 lbs.) and Ashton Surrency (126 lbs.), placed second.  Shaw had one third-place finisher and two fourth-place finishers.  Hence, each team had seven top-four placers.  Take away enough points from one of Shaw's runners-up to give the other runner-up championship points, and the previous Shaw runner-up would move to about fourth-place, which would make the teams "dead even" re top-four placers.  East Ascension brought 11 starters while Shaw brought 10.  However, the Spartan non-placers only scored three points while the Eagles' non-placers scored 10.5 points.  Shaw just barely gets the nod over East Ascension for second place.

Shaw had champions in Raheem Bonnet (113 lbs.) and Anthony Ribando (120 lbs.)  Runners-up for the Eagles were Glenn Price (106 lbs.) and Ashton Surrency (126 lbs.).

The Spartans' three champions were the Mahoney brothers, Brad (145 lbs.) and Trent (152 lbs.) and Devon Clark (220 lbs.).

Christopher Allen of Covington won the 170 lbs. weight class, Chalmette's Christian Moore won at 182 lbs. and Jacob Stelly of Fontainebleau won at 285 lbs.

Much more on the Mandeville Open, including photographs, will be published at a later date. 

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