20th Title In School History
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
It's now back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back championships for ECMS after winning one more Quick Recall competition at the KAAC Governor’s Cup Region 5 Tournament, which was held at South Warren Middle School on Saturday, February 1st, 2020.
In quick recall, the team took on Butler County in the first round of action, where EC easily defeated the Bears 40 - 12.
The second round saw the game of the day for the entire tournament where ECMS faced off against South Warren Middle School. The Wildcats led 22 - 14 at the half; however, the Spartans started the 2nd half on a 15 - 6 run to take a 29 - 28 lead. The game was back-and-forth the rest of the way but Edmonson County powered through with a hard fought 36 - 34 win.
After a bye in round 3, the Wildcats then faced Bowling Green Junior High School. The game began with teams trading points for a while but EC took advantage of their depth and experience as they put together a run larger than the Purples could overcome as the Wildcats took the 39 - 17 win.
The finals were then a showdown finale between Edmonson County and South Warren. Although both teams had secured a spot in the state tournament by making it to the finals each was ready to fight for the title of quick recall region champions. While the game began with SWMS taking an early 10-5 lead, they missed a bonus question. ECMS stole the bonus and went on a 12-0 to end the half that gave the Wildcats a 17 - 10 lead at halftime. The second half was all Wildcats as Edmonson County outscored SWMS 18 - 7 and won the championship 35 - 17.
It is the 20th overall Quick Recall Region Championship for Edmonson County Middle School.
The quick recall team will now try and defend their 2019 State Championship title. The members of the regional championship quick recall team are Evy Bolton, Brycen Daniels, Emma Sackett, Lyla Wood, Brayden Johsnon, Ian Dooley, Ace Daugherty, Ashton Johnson, Emberlei Stevens, Lola Bolton, and Kennedy Webb. The coaches for the team are Nick Skaggs, Alan Florence, and Keela Skaggs.
Edmonson County also earned seven awards in written assessment. Brayden Johnson won 3rd place in language arts written assessment. Evy Bolton won 1st in language arts and 2nd in science. Brycen Daniels won 1st in science and 4th in arts & humanities. Emma Sackett won 2nd in language arts and 3rd in arts & humanities. Each of these individuals will compete in their respective written assessment competitions at the State Finals in Louisville.
With the success of quick recall and written assessment, the academic team captured 2nd place overall in the Governor’s Cup Region 5 Tournament, only one point behind overall champions, South Warren Middle School.
“This was a great day for the academic team,” said Coach Nick Skaggs. “The team is playing its best at the right part of the season. As a coach, you want your team to peak at tournament time and that is what our team is doing this year,” Coach Skaggs continued.
The team is scheduled to compete in the state tournament on March 14th - 16th in Louisville.