Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Middle School Academic Team has finished third in the overall Governor's Cup Competition, for the second consecutive year.
The ECMS Quick Recall Team has also finished second in the Governor's Cup Quick Recall State Championship today after falling to Johnson County 35-33. It makes the second year in a row that the team has competed in the state finals.
The Quick Recall team won their pool play on Sunday morning, beating both Powell County (37-9) and Russell Independent (32-22).
Later in the day, they defeated Casey County 38-9 in their final game on Sunday, where they advanced to the Sweet 16 in State Governor’s Cup competition.
Today began with ECMS defeating Noe Middle School 47-21 in their opening state Governor's Cup match. They advanced to the Elite Eight and defeated Calloway County 42-17, which shot them to the state's final four.
There, they rolled over Campbell County, 38-25 which landed them in the state Quick Recall Finals where they fell to Johnson County.
In addition to the Quick Recall team's solid performance and the third overall finish for the team, several individuals were ranked in the top ten their overall state performances.
Seventh grader Jonas Miller took home the honor of finishing #1 in the entire state for Social Studies. He also finished 4th in Arts & Humanities. Eighth grader Meredith Hennion finished 6th in Language Arts and Brody Johnson, a seventh grader, finished 10th in Arts and Humanities and tied for 9th in Language Arts. Gavin Dooley was ranked #8 in General Knowledge.
ECMS Principal Brandon Prunty spoke with the Edmonson Voice about the exceptional performance from the team. "The quick recall team play throughout the weekend was amazing," he said. "They did an awesome job to finish as state runner up for the second year in a row. Additionally, the individual effort from Meredith, Jonas, and Brody in their written tests was wonderful."
Coaches were unavailable for comment at the end of competition but the Edmonson Voice will be following up with a special recap presentation of their season in an upcoming feature.
"To see each individual on the team contribute to an overall 3rd Place finish in the Governor’s Cup standings makes me very proud of the ECMS Academic Team and their coaches," Principal Prunty continued. "Greg, Robin, Nick, and Alan give these kids so much of their time. I’m glad to see the coaches and kids rewarded for all their hard work."
The team is inviting the public to meet on the square around 8pm as local emergency vehicles will lead a short parade around the courthouse square, weather permitting. Stay connected to the Edmonson Voice Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.