Quiz bowl places third in season opener meet

The St. Patrick quiz bowl team traveled to Gulfport High School to compete in this year’s first quiz bowl meet.  St. Patrick has enough members to compete two teams.  Kathleen McMackin, Desiree Goodfellow, J. R. Riojas, and Stephen Azar were the members of one team, while Chris Alley, Jack McKee, and Allison McGrew were the members of the other one.

In the first round, St. Patrick went up against a team from Pass Christian.  St. Patrick students were able to show off their Catholic knowledge when there was a question asking for the previous four popes. The team from St. Patrick went on to win the round by a score of 130-65.

In the second round, St. Patrick faced off against a very strong Hancock County team.  Although St. Patrick was able to stick close in the score with Hancock County relatively well for the first few questions, Hancock was eventually able to capture a victory.

In the third round of competition, St. Martin and St. Patrick went head to head.  The matchup was very intense but ended up resulting in a win for St. Martin.  St. Patrick was five points away from earning a spot in the lightning round, but it was St. Martin who instead earned a spot in the lightning round.  Desiree Goodfellow from St. Patrick was the highest individual scorer of the day even though St. Patrick did not advance to the final round.

The team from Hancock would go on to continue its hot streak and also clinch a spot in the lightning round. In the lightning round, Hancock dominated as St. Martin did not have the opportunity to answer a single question correctly.

St. Patrick will not compete in the next meet because St. Patrick and Pass Christian are cohosting the next meet.  The rounds will take place at St. Patrick next Monday.  For more information about quiz bowl, please contact Ms. Ladner.

Story by J.R. Riojas