courtesy of EC Academic Team
The Edmonson County 5/6 Center academic team won the KAAC Governor’s Cup Region 10 elementary championship. Cub Run Elementary School hosted the competition among schools from the Barren County, Edmonson County, Glasgow Independent, Hart County, and Monroe County school districts on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
The 5/6 Center team earned 25 team points from testing events and quick recall. Brody Johnson placed first in language arts testing, as well as placing first in arts and humanities testing. Jonas Miller earned second place in social studies testing. Ethan Edwards finished third in social studies testing. The testing placements accounted for 17 of the team’s 25 points with the remaining points coming from a first place finish in quick recall.
In round one, the 5/6 Center team faced Temple Hill Elementary from Barren County. Temple Hill held a 9 to 3 lead at the mid point of the first half. Following a timeout by the Edmonson County coaches, the 5/6 Center Wildcats went on a 14 to 0 scoring run and held a 17 to 9 lead at half time. In the second half, the 5/6 Center team continued to play well and won by a final score of 36 to 18.
The Edmonson County team faced South Green Elementary School from Glasgow in round two of the quick recall competition. The 5/6 Center never trailed in the game and held a 19 to 0 lead at half time. The 5/6 Center finished the game with a 32 to 7 victory.
After having a bye, the 5/6 Center team faced Cub Run Elementary in round four. The Edmonson County team raced to a 10 to 0 lead before Cub Run scored. At half time, the 5/6 Center team held a 21 to 5 lead. The pace slowed somewhat in the second half, but the Wildcats ended the game with a 31 to 13 victory. The victory guaranteed the 5/6 Center team a spot in the regional quick recall championship game.
The 5/6 Center team faced Temple Hill again in the championship game. Unlike the earlier game between the two schools, the 5/6 Center team dominated the contest. Our Wildcats correctly answered the first 18 questions of the game to take an 18 to 0 lead. At half time, the 5/6 Center team had a 25 to 3 lead. The game concluded with a 35 to 10 victory for the 5/6 Center.
Coach Greg Grey made the following statement:
“Our team put on amazing display at the regional competition. The players shined in testing and quick recall. Every player made important contributions to our victory. The points that Brody, Ethan, and Jonas earned in testing were really important to winning the overall championship. According to www.kaac.com, Brody Johnson had the highest score in the state on the language arts test, and he had the third highest score in the state on the arts and humanities test. Jonas Miller had the third highest score in the state on the social studies test.
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