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January 23, 2014

Logansport surprises Lewis Cass 34-32 in wrestling

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Logansport’s wrestling team surprised many with a 34-32 win at Lewis Cass Wednesday, putting a damper on the Kings’ senior night.

Logan improved to 8-3 in dual meets, and Cass dropped to 19-4.

Considering the Kings defeated the Berries 57-15 a year ago and that the Kings are once again strong — ranked No. 3 in Class A of the three-class coaches’ poll — the Berries’ win has to be considered an upset.

“We thought we could beat them,” Logan coach Frank Patacsil said. “I’m not going to sit here and say that we were going to come here and lay down. This is what I’m talking about. We’re trying to get better each time. We thought it would be a tight match. If we could win a couple of close matches, if we could prevent them from getting some bonus points in a couple matches, which we did, we thought we had an opportunity to come in here and win this match.

“A lot of the kids that are wrestling this year wrestled last year, but they might not have been ready for a varsity spot last year and they were kind of tossed in there because of some injuries and some other things. So they kind of were baptized under fire. This year they’re a year older, we’re still a relatively young team, but that one year makes a big difference.”

Cass coach Nate Burrous said he was disappointed with the result.

“I knew it could be close,” he said. “You always do the math ahead of time and we had a couple matches go their way that I never dreamed would. It was disappointing. They just came here all fired up and ready to wrestle. We didn’t have practice yesterday and that’s no excuse for getting beat, but we just didn’t look like we were ready to wrestle. We’ve got a shot of winning conference this weekend but it’s going to take a lot more than that to win.”

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