Prep roundup: Panthers ousted in duals state tournament

Palatka won four matches, but gave up 24 points in forfeits in a 54-18 loss at Brooksville Nature Coast in a Region 2-1A duals quarterfinal Thursday night.

“The younger kids wrestled better this time around,” said PHS coach Josh White, noting improvement over Tuesday’s 68-10 loss at The Villages. “Two losses, at 120 pounds and 170, should have gone our way if we could just complete the pin before we slip and get pinned ourselves.”

Drevon Wallace (113-pound weight class) pinned his man at 2:31 and Isaiah Dixon (153) stopped his at 2:40 for the Panthers. Winners by decision were Wesley Dallas, 16-11 in the 106 class, and Delton Nealy, 13-9 at 126 pounds.

Boys soccer

n Three goals in a 13-minute period at the start of the second half broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the visiting Keystone Heights boys soccer team to a 4-1 District 5-2A victory over Interlachen.

The only goal for the Rams came midway through the first half when Austin Lloyd unleashed a 47-yard free kick into the net. It was his fifth goal of the season.

Jordan McCumber stopped nine shots for the Rams (2-9-2 overall, 2-7-2 in district), who play their district final Tuesday night at home against unbeaten Alachua Santa Fe (12-0-2, 10-0).

Girls soccer

n Visiting Keystone Heights jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead and never looked back in a 5-2 triumph over Interlachen.

Cory Lloyd fed Amanda Quinby for a corner-kick goal and Emily Lundy scored off her own penalty kick deflection in the second half for the Rams (3-9-1). Quinby gave up four goals and had 15 saves, while backup Adalia Calero had six saves and allowed the fifth goal. The Rams’ last regular-season game is Tuesday night at home against Williston.

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