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Time runs out on Demons
Hillcrest hangs on for 30-22 victory in 4A Upper State wrestling finale
Theo S.JPG
L-ES THEO SHEPARD BEGINS to put the finishing touches on Hillcrests Preston Pickens in Shepards 11-6 victory in the 215-pound contest from Wednesdays 4A Upper State title match. - photo by Tom Didato
Some sports are games of inches. Wrestling can be one of seconds. Just when top-ranked Hillcrest looked to have Wednesday’s 4A Upper State championship match against host Lugoff-Elgin in hand, with Ellison Sanders building up a 9-1 lead over L-E Jacob Burr in the 152-pound --- and the evening’s final --- match, the Demon senior put the Hillcrest on his back and nearly scored a pin before the buzzer sounded to end the second period.