Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Middle School are champions of the KAAC Governor’s Cup District 19 Tournament after competing against Drakes Creek, Henry F. Moss, and Saint Joseph on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
In quick recall, Edmonson County received a first round bye and then played a very good Drakes Creek team that had recently come from a significant win. Edmonson got off to a great start and never looked back as they won 42 to 25.
This win sent ECMS to the finals of the double elimination bracket, where the team once again played Drakes Creek and had a very similar start. After a 17-0 scoring run to open up the game, the Wildcats never let up and won the game by a score of 40 to 14 to win the quick recall district championship. The quick recall team advanced to the regional tournament.
Edmonson County also earned eleven awards in written assessment. Ace Daugherty placed fourth in mathematics, Brayden Johnson won the language arts championship and placed fifth in arts and humanities, Brycen Daniels placed second in science and tied for third in arts and humanities, Evy Bolton placed third in language arts and fourth in science, Emma Sackett won the arts and humanities championship and placed second in language arts, and Lyla Wood won the science championship and placed third in social studies. Each of these students will advance to the regional tournament in their written assessment competitions.
“This was an outstanding day for the academic team,” said Coach Nick Skaggs. “The entire coaching staff is very proud of how hard these kids have worked all season. They have been practicing since the beginning of the school year and their dedication to excellence has paid off with a district championship and a trip to the regional tournament. The team played extremely well together and every player on the team contributed points in quick recall games to help the team become victorious,” Coach Skaggs continued.
The team is preparing for regionals, which will be on February 1st at South Warren.