The only thing more profound than the Vandalia wrestling team's Cumberland Regional title run Saturday was the reaction of the opposition after the Vandals' 14th-straight regional victory was announced.
You could here a pin drop.
The silence spoke volumes to the Vandals' status as the New York Yankees of the regional wrestling scene - a role they have openly embraced.
"It's like that every year," said VCHS coach Jason Clay of being the team everyone roots against, but nobody can seem to beat. "That's just part of the territory. It's fun. The kids feed off of it."
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