MOUNT VERNON — It was Thursday night under the big, bright spotlight, and the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets wrestling team put together a performance that might set one thinking about the possibilities in the upcoming postseason.
The Jackets won all seven head-to-head matchups to pummel the visiting Big Walnut Eagles, 66-18, in their dual meet at Pleasant Street Elementary School, closing out the Ohio Capital Conference regular season in style.
“We wrestled well,” said Mount Vernon wrestling coach John Brown. “I couldn’t have scripted it better than that. We went out and didn’t lose a match. We went out overpoweringly. We moved on the whistle, moved well and we were aggressive from the start. It was great to end our home season that way.”
The dominance started right off in the 160-pound class to open the dual. Mount Vernon’s Dale Thompson rolled up a 7-1 lead on Austin Carr, pinning him to end the bout with 26 seconds to go in the final period.
“Dale did a nice job,” said Brown. “He stayed real solid. He stayed in good position the whole time and the fall came. You have to keep grinding and stay in good position.”
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