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17-11 The Wildcard Competition: Avon Lake vs. Firelands

April 19th, 2017 by admin


Firelands team 2017Avon Lake team 2017It was true again this year: the two highest-scoring losing teams earned more points than several of our winning teams.  That’s the reason for our wildcard competitions.  It’s a second chance for our championship playoffs for two most deserving teams.  The teams this season are academic team from Avon Lake High School, left to right, Alex Petroff, Connor McNeill and Irwin Deng, and the team from Oberlin’s Firelands High School, left to right, Sam Formholtz, Michael Durdak, and Ryan Martin.  A noteworthy wrinkle this year is that Avon Lake lost the first time around with over 400 points, earning the highest losing score in the 27-year history of the program.  Will Firelands be able to defeat them and earn a quarterfinal position?  Listen and find out by clicking above.  A spoiler is available, too, if you wish to read the final results in our official news release.   Either way, it’s exciting to listen to.

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