Quiz Team defeats Moeller
For years, Moeller has been our team’s chief opponent and rival. Because of this rivalry, room HP302 saw record turnout from both sides. In addition, a dean and a vice principal even showed up, a first for the moderator.
Unlike most “sports”, Academic Team matches do not see much cheering in any form. But the Moeller fans did have one large sign: “Let’s go Moeller!”
- The Varsity team defeated Moeller 50–44. Both sides gained ten points in the Alphabet Round.
- The 1st Reserve team beat Moeller 64–44. Both sides gained 12 points during the Alphabet Round. I played in the Lightening Round for this match. I answered two questions, one of which was correct: “Louisiana”. I especially liked one of the Math Round questions, a word problem, involving a character named Mathilda. Legendary Japan-whiz James Ficker (aka “Godzilla”) added three points to our score, correctly expanding the acronym HEW.
- I could not stay to see the 2nd Reserve match, but I will update as soon as I discover the score.
This was definitely one of the best Quiz Team matches I have ever participated in. (The Elder match and a couple matches at the Northmont, OH tournament are also favorites of mine.)