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The teams from Edison, Norwalk, and St. Mary Central Catholic got off to a slow start in the second Firelands Challenge Championship match on Wednesday.  The three teams struggled to answer questions in the Current Events category.

But three question categories later, Norwalk’s team swept the Life Sciences questions.  It led the match from that point forward. 

Edison trailed by only one point at the mid-point of the match, but Norwalk picked up the pace in the Team Choice category.  It answered its Team Choice question in Mythology to earn six points.  It also earned three bonus points off of St. Mary’s incorrect response to its question in Sports.

Edison made another run at Norwalk in the final Lightning Round segment by correctly answering five of the eight questions.  Those correct responses about relative geography did not score enough points to take over the lead.

Norwalk capitalized on earning bonus points from questions posed to the other teams.  It ended the match with nine bonus points.  Edison only had one bonus point and St. Mary had none.

The final match scores showed Norwalk winning with 51 points.  Edison scored 44 and host school, St. Mary Central Catholic, scored 11.

“We are excited about today's outcome of the match.  Our team has been studying hard.  The team goal is to continue to improve and hopefully come out on top in the final match next week,” commented Emily Skeel and Hailee Smith, Norwalk’s team captains.

The Firelands Challenge Championship is determined by cumulative points.  The team with the highest cumulative score after all three matches will be the champion.

After two Championship Rounds, the cumulative scores have Edison in the lead with 101 points.  Norwalk holds the second position with 85 points.  St. Mary Central Catholic has 49 points.

The final Championship Round will be held at Edison High School on Tuesday, March 26.  If Edison wins the championship, it will mark the twelfth consecutive championship for the school.