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Late-match flurry leads Chapin past Dogs
CAMDENS CAID COKLEY has Chapins Taylor Cabe under control en route to his 10-3 win in Wednesdays Region 4-AAA match between the top 20-ranked teams. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Facing the meat of the Chapin order in what amounted to the bottom of the ninth inning, Camden was unable to complete the upset of the second-ranked Eagles.In a Region 4-AAA wrestling pairing which was knotted at 24 with five matches left on the docket, the visiting Eagles downed 17th ranked Camden, 54-24, Wednesday night at the Camden High Wellness Center.The loss was the first in three conference outings for Joey Hendrix’s young Bulldogs with three more league matches remaining.The Dogs were where they needed to be after junior 195-pounder Xavier White scored a 7-3 win over Jack O’Neal to knot things at 24. The Eagles took it from there as they ran the table, scoring five pins and 30 unanswered points to take the win and grab the 4-AAA lead.Hendrix said the match was a good measuring stick as to how his team has progressed from the start of the season to this point, when playoff berths are on the line.“It’s a pretty good one,” he said. “They’re number two in the state and, I thought we wrestled a lot better tonight than the score probably indicates.