Quiz Bowl headed to state

Rachel Beard, Brandy Farmer, Michael Powers and Marin Powers compete at Brentwood.
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The Louisiana High School Quiz Bowl team is state-bound for the third straight year.

Louisiana defeated Brentwood High School in the Sectional round on Wednesday, April 17, to advance to the State Championship.

The sectional, held at Brentwood High School, was a best two out of 3 format. The Bulldogs clenched the victory with two consecutive wins over the Eagles. The first match was a decisive win with a score of Louisiana 680 – Brentwood 160.

Brentwood did not lay down, however, and the second match brought the teams to the last set of bonus questions with Louisiana coming out on top by 1 question, winning the match by a score of 350-340.

The Bulldogs were once again led by Senior captain Michael Powers with an average of 15 tossups per match. The team worked together to correctly answer 73 bonus questions for a total of 730 points.

LHS Quizbowlers will travel to the University of Missouri – Columbia on Friday, May 3 to compete at the MSHSAA State Scholar Bowl Tournament. Only eight Class 2 teams in Missouri advance to this level. The team will play 3 preliminary rounds at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. The Bulldogs are matched up against Thayer High School, College Heights Christian High School in Joplin, and Lone Jack High School for the prelims.

College Heights was second place, after Louisiana, in the 2017-2018 state competition. Louisiana defeated them 490-260. Thayer was third.

The results of the prelims will decide the final four teams for the afternoon. Tåhe top four teams will then play in a semi-final round at 2:00 p.m. and a final round at 3:00 p.m to determine final placement.

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