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South Central places second in state bass fishing tournament

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By Andrew Harner

The South Central High School bass fishing team placed second at the Illinois High School Association state tournament on Saturday at Carlyle Lake.

South Central caught seven fish for a total of 12 pounds, 13 ounces during the two-day event. Canton High School won the event, with 14 pounds, 6 ounces worth of fish.

In fifth place after catching five fish weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces on Friday, South Central only caught two fish on the second day.

Every bass mattered, however, as South Central was just 1 ounce ahead of Highland's No. 2 team and 3 ounces ahead of Highland's No. 1 team, which finished third and fourth, respectively.

The state finals were initially scheduled for May 6-7, but because of the heavy rains that fell over Carlyle that week, the tournament had to be rescheduled for a time  when the water levels were lower.