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Referee Tim Cameron signals the end of the match after Mount Vernon’s Robe Harris scores a takedown against Reynoldsburg’s Desmund Jones in overtime of their 132-pound match during their regional quarterfinal dual. Harris’ 7-5 win helped propel the Yellow Jackets to a 63-9 victory.
Referee Tim Cameron signals the end of the match after Mount Vernon’s Robe Harris scores a takedown against Reynoldsburg’s Desmund Jones in overtime of their 132-pound match during their regional quarterfinal dual. Harris’ 7-5 win helped propel the Yellow Jackets to a 63-9 victory. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 24, 2013 10:59 am EST

 

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.

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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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