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Edison Wins Firelands Challenge Championship

...Seventh Successive Title.

Sandusky, Ohio.  February 21, 2019 – It was not easy, but Edison High School won the Firelands Challenge championship in front of its home crowd on Thursday morning.  Huron High School won its second match of the Championship Round, but Edison had more cumulative points to retain the championship plaque.  Huron finished in second place and Perkins High School took third place.

This is the seventh straight Firelands Challenge championship for Edison.  The string of victories goes back to the 2012-13 season when it tied with Norwalk for first place.  Huron finished in second place last year as well as the 2015-16 season and in third for the 2012-13 season.  Perkins finished in second in the 2016-17 season.

After all three teams appealed answers given in the second championship match, the cumulative scores going into the final match were:  Edison 83, Huron 74, and Perkins 68.

Huron led by as many as 12 points in Thursday’s match, but Edison tied the match up going into the final set of lightning questions.  Huron outscored Edison 5 to 1 in the final segment to win the match by four points, 52 to 48.  Perkins finished with 23 points.

The key to Edison’s success this year was that its scores were more consistent across the three Championship Round matches.  Perkins won the first match while Huron struggled.  Huron won the second and third matches while Perkins struggled.  Edison came in second in all three matches, but maintained sufficiently high scores to stay in contention and eventually win the overall championship.

The results of the three Championship Matches and the cumulative scores are:

                                Match I                 Match II               Match III              Cumulative

Edison                      46                           37                           48                           131

Huron                      27                           47                           52                           126

Perkins                    49                           19                           23                             91

William Muthig, program coordinator, stated that, “All three teams deserve recognition for their efforts in these matches.  Edison’s seventh straight title is something that has never been done before and will be a benchmark for years to come.”

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