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Louisiana quiz bowl dominant in districts

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm

The Louisiana High School quiz-bowlers are MSHSAA Class 2 District 12 Scholar Bowl Champions for the fourth straight year.

The Bulldogs went 5-0 on Saturday, April 6 at the district tournament at Louisiana High School. The team defeated Silex 680-90, Elsberry 670-180 and Clopton 670-50 in the preliminary rounds. In the semi-final round the Bulldogs defeated Clopton again by a score of 830-100. In the final round LHS defeated Elsberry again winning the District by a score of 660-180.

The Bulldogs were led by senior captain Michael Powers with an average of 19 tossups per match in the prelims, making him first overall individually and earning him All-District Honors. On the day, Powers averaged 19.8 tossups per match. Brandy Farmer answered three tossups and Evan Jones answered two. The team worked together to correctly answer 242 bonus questions for a total of 2,420 team points.

The District win advances the Bulldogs to the sectional rounds, which will be on Wednesday, April 17 at Brentwood High School in St. Louis. The team will take on the Brentwood Eagles in a best 2 out of 3 match format played at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. if necessary. The winner of the sectional round will advance to the MSHSAA State Championship in Columbia on Friday, May 3.

Louisiana has won state the last two years.

CLOPTON COMES IN THIRD

Clopton’s quiz bowl team took third at Saturday’s tournament after losing to Louisiana in the semifinals. They were awarded the third place position based on point totals.

Evan Lagemann earned a spot on the all-district team based on his performance in the preliminary rounds.

“We had a very strong team this year and faced tough competition,” coach Andrew VanBebber said.

BOWLING GREEN TAKES SECOND

Bowling Green’s quiz bowl team came second in competition in Class 4 District 14 in Kahoka, Mo. Saturday.

Team captain Trevor Pruitt won all-district honors for scoring the second most points per game.

Bowling Green beat Highland High School 350-260 in the semi-final round and then lost 460-190 to Palmyra in the finals.