ECMS Begins Season With 11-0 Start
submitted by ECMS Academic Team:
The ECMS academic team has started its 2017-2018 season with an impressive string of victories and strong testing placements. The ECMS academic team began its season with a 35 to 6 varsity quick recall victory over Moss Middle School.
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, ECMS won nine quick recall games and the overall quick recall championship at the Robert Goddard Academic Challenge hosted at Rockcastle County High School. ECMS defeated the following middle school teams in the tournament: Garrard County, Winburn (Lexington) B, South Laurel County, Woodford County, Winburn A, Rockcastle A, Winburn C, Rockcastle C, and Winburn B in the championship game by a score of 44 to 15.
During the tournament, ECMS averaged 35.8 points per game while their opponents averaged 10 points per game. Four ECMS students placed in testing events. Meredith Hennion and Brody Johnson placed first and second in language arts testing. Jonas Miller placed first in social studies. Taylor Dooley finished third in arts and humanities testing. ECMS earned 47 team points and finished second overall in the tournament to Winburn A with 47.5 points.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, ECMS hosted Drakes Creek Middle School for quick recall and testing competition. The ECMS varsity team won their quick recall match by a score of 48 to 7. Once again, ECMS students made a strong showing in testing. Brody Johnson placed first in arts and humanities testing. Catherine Vincent gained first place in science testing. Meredith Hennion placed first in language arts. Jonas Miller took first place, and Derick Jaggers finished second in social studies testing.
Coach Greg Grey had the following comments, “An 11 and 0 record is a great way to start a season. Our five returning middle school players are very impressive for this early in the season. The five of them play very well together and play to each other’s strengths. We faced some serious challenges from some very good teams at the Rockcastle Tournament, but the ECMS team played with great poise and confidence. Our younger players or junior varsity squad have a 1 and 1 record and are showing improvement each week. The entire coaching staff is looking forward to a great academic season.”