Manville Comes from Behind to Clinch Conference Championship

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Manville Comes from Behind to Clinch Conference Championship

Shane Lallkissoon

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There was no empty seat in the house as the Mustangs took on division rival Belvidere. The stands were packed with white as the student section organized a white out that night meaning all the students wore white. Starting at 220 pounds, Manville’s Joey Wildgoose would lose a heartbreaker 1-0. Belvidere would go on to win another 4 straight matches, 3 of them by pin.

Belvidere started with a huge 24-0 lead, but at 126, junior Ethan Burlew secures a pin in just 45 seconds and puts the Mustangs on the scoreboard; which completely changed the momentum of that match. At 132, Brandon Flores gets the Mustangs yet another pin, and add a forfeit at 138, the score is now 24-18 in just a matter of minutes.

It was almost all Manville from here on out. The Mustangs would go on to get 5 straight wins all by pin. The score increasing to 47-24 and in the last match of the night Belvidere was able to sneak out a close decision at 195 making the final score 47-27.

The Mustangs were able to walk away with the skyland conference mountain division championship for the second year in a row; doing so in a dominant fashion beating Belvidere by 20 points.