The match schedule for the Firelands Challenge Championship Rounds has been established. Edison and Willard high schools advanced to the Championship Rounds by virtue of their respective first and second place finishes in the regular season. Huron High School joins them after winning the Play-off match on Tuesday.
The match schedule:
- Match I – Tuesday, January 28, 9:00 a.m. at Huron High School
- Match II – Friday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. at Willard High School
- Match III – Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. at Edison High School
Points earned by the teams in the regular season are not counted for the championship. Only the cumulative score in the championship matches for each team will determine the victor.
Edison High School has won Firelands Challenge Championships in each of the past seven seasons. Willard High School last won the championship in 2011. Huron’s last championship came in 1999.
There has been thirty-eight seasons of the program. In that span Edison has 20 championships, Willard has 2 championships, and Huron has 2 championships.
...Moves to Championship Rounds with Edison, Willard
Sandusky, Ohio. January 14, 2020 – Tuesday was big day for Huron High School as it won a major victory in the Firelands Challenge Play-off match. It outscored its closest opponent by 19 points and earned its way into the Championship Rounds with Edison and Willard.
Only one point separated the teams from Norwalk (27) and Perkins (28), but Huron won in stellar fashion with 47 points. The match opened with Current Events and the Huron team was the only team to score points in that category. The next category was American Literature and Huron scored bonus points by answering a question first posed to Norwalk. The third category was Vocabulary and Huron scored the only points in that category as well.
After getting off to a very good start, the team from Huron never looked back. At the halfway point in the match, Huron led with 25 points to Perkins’ 17 and Norwalk’s 6. Going into the Team Choice category, Perkins was only 10 points behind Huron. Huron answered its question correctly while Perkins missed its question. That resulted in a swing of eight points and Perkins fell to 18 points behind Huron.
Just one category, Lightning questions, gave Huron trouble. It picked up only one point while Perkins had six points and Norwalk had four points.
The three teams in the Play-off match finished the regular season in third (Perkins), fourth (Norwalk), and fifth (Huron) place. Willard finished the season in second place and Edison finished in first to go directly into the Championship Rounds.
With this victory, Huron’s team is now eligible to participate in the Championship Rounds of Firelands Challenge. Huron will host the first match on January 28. Willard will host the second match on a date to be determined and Edison will host the final match on February 5, 2020.
Note: Home team is listed first. Bold and CAPS indicate host school.
Monday, September 30, 2019 @ Ernsthausen Aud.
9:30 am Willard Danbury Port Clinton
10:45 am St. Paul St. Mary New London
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ Ernsthausen Aud.
9:30 am Norwalk Huron Oak Harbor
10:45 am W. Reserve Lakota Bellevue
Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ EHOVE (Room 929/930)
9:30 am So. Central Perkins Sandusky
10:45 am Margaretta Monroeville Edison
Monday, October 14, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am Lakota Sandusky St. Mary
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am So. Central Oak Harbor Monroeville
10:45 am Bellevue St. Paul Port Clinton
Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:30 am NORWALK New London Danbury
Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 am EDISON Perkins W. Reserve
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9:00 am HURON Margaretta Willard
Monday, October 28, 2019
9:30 am ST. MARY Monroeville Perkins
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9:30 am WILLARD Norwalk Lakota
Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am St. Paul Edison So. Central
10:45 am New London Margaretta Sandusky
12:00 pm Danbury Bellevue Huron
Friday, November 1, 2019 @ EHOVE (Room 929/930)
10:45 am W. Reserve Port Clinton Oak Harbor
Monday, November 11, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am Monroeville Sandusky Norwalk
10:45 am Bellevue St. Mary Willard
12:00 pm Oak Harbor Perkins Margaretta
Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ EHOVE (Room 929/930)
9:30 am Huron So. Central W. Reserve
10:45 am Lakota Danbury St. Paul
12:00 pm Port Clinton New London Edison
Monday, November 18, 2019
9:30 am OAK HARBOR St. Mary Danbury
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
10:30 am PERKINS Huron New London
Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am Sandusky Edison Bellevue
10:45 am Port Clinton Lakota So. Central
12:00 pm Margaretta W. Reserve Norwalk
Friday, November 22, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am Monroeville Willard St. Paul
Monday, December 9, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am Danbury So. Central Margaretta
10:45 am New London Bellevue Monroeville
12:00 pm Edison Oak Harbor Lakota
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am Sandusky Willard W. Reserve
10:45 am Perkins Norwalk St. Paul
Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ EHOVE (The Center)
9:30 am St. Mary Port Clinton Huron
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:30 am @ EHOVE (The Center)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Time and site TBD
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Time and site TBD
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Time and site TBD