National Winner To Be Named Upon Completion Of All Regional Competition
Darren Doyle, story: photos courtesy of ECMS
The ECMS Academic Team could very well be named National Champions for the first time in school history, after claiming a victory in today's National New Orleans Championship game 440 to 300.
Edmonson County won an amazing six games in a row on Sunday to set up the semifinal game against the Arkansas state champs, Pulaski Middle School, 525-220.
Sunday's unprecedented competition from Edmonson County began with a 385-125 win over Oak Park (Decatur, AL), and another win, 395-120 over Golden Meadow A from Louisiana. The biggest win arguably came after defeating last year's defending national champions, Chaffin, an Arkansas school 370-275. ECMS went on with three more wins over Louisiana, Georgia, and Oklahoma schools.
ECMS defeated Paideia Middle School from the Atlanta area by score of 440 to 300 in the New Orleans championship game.
The team is made up of Taylor Dooley, Jonas Miller, Brody Johnson, Meredith Hennion, Evy Bolton, Derick Jaggers, Madison Atkins, Emma Sackett, and Haleigh Lindsey.
"The overall National academic champion will be declared later next month following the conclusion of all the national regional competitions," said head coach Greg Grey. "The undefeated Wildcats have a great chance to win it all."