Going into last Saturday’s meet at Beardstown, Vandalia had wrestled against three of the top five Class A teams in the state.
With close losses in all three of those matchups, the sixth-ranked Vandals wanted to serve notice that they are capable of beating one of the top teams when it battled No. 3 PORTA in the fourth match of the day.
And serve notice they did.
The Vandals got seven pins during the match, doubling up PORTA, 48-24, in one of the biggest wins of the season.