MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School wrestling team is as solid as ever.
The Yellow Jackets dominated their regional quarterfinal in the OHSAA dual tournament, handing the visiting Reynoldsburg Raiders, a 63-9 defeat, at Pleasant Street Elementary.
Most matches went Mount Vernon’s way from the beginning, with grapplers scoring quick two-point takedowns and wrestling with the lead throughout.
Perhaps the never-say-die spirit shined most brightly in freshman Robe Harris, who rose two weight classes to face sophomore Desmond Jones in the 132-pound bout. Trailing 5-1 late in the second period, Harris came back with two escapes, the second coming with about 1:30 left in the third. The freshman struggled to get an advantage on Jones until, finally, he swept the legs and took him down to tie the match with seven seconds remaining.
In overtime, Harris reversed an elbow lock and took Jones down to win, 7-5.
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