High Scores Highlight Firelands Challenge...
...Edison Extends its Lead.
Round Three matches in the Firelands Challenge Program finished on Tuesday afternoon. Eleven of the 18 teams had their highest scores of the season, but the team from Edison continued to stretch its lead in the academic competition.
Once again Edison correctly answered nine out of ten regular team questions to lead the way in its match with South Central and Sandusky. It added 13 bonus points for a final score of 68.
South Central kept pace with Edison in the first half of the match, but had difficulty answering questions in the final portion. It ended with 41 points and dropped out of fifth place in the standings.
Edison extended its lead in cumulative points to 44 over Saint Mary Central Catholic. After Round two the lead was 32.
Saint Mary Central Catholic’s team maintained second place in the standings with a 56 point victory over Oak harbor (41) and Monroeville (27). Team members correctly answered both Toss-up questions and ten Lighting Round questions to secure a solid lead in the match.
Margaretta moved into third place in the standings. It scored 57 points in its match with Danbury (44) and Port Clinton (30). Like St. Mary, it also correctly answered both Toss-up questions. It swept all of the mathematics questions to cap off the match.
The team from Willard dropped from third place to fourth place in the standings. It faced a resurgent team from Huron and had its lowest score of the season. Huron moved into fifth place with a 56 point performance in this match with Willard (35) and New London (28).
Huron answered eight out of the ten regular team questions and earned eight additional points in the Lightning Rounds.
All of the Round III matches were videotaped by Buckeye Broadband and will be available for later viewing.
The third round match results are:
- St. Paul 47; Bellevue 36; and Western Reserve 30
- Huron 56; Willard 35; and New London 28
- St. Mary 56; Oak Harbor 41; and Monroeville 27
- Norwalk 43; Lakota 34; and Perkins 25
- Margaretta 57; Danbury 44; and Port Clinton 30
- Edison 68; South Central 41; and Sandusky 12
There are no Firelands Challenge matches for the remainder of November. Matches will resume on Tuesday, December 12. The first match will feature teams from St. Paul, South Central and Oak Harbor. Only five cumulative points separate St. Paul and South Central.