The defending champion Amherst academic team fell in a surprising 570-80 Scholastic Games of Lorain County match to Elyria High School.
Elyria picked up the WEOL AM 930 radio quiz show’s highest score of the season.
The winning team consisted of Erica Uszak, Dirk Polderman, and Isaiah Krugman. Steele was represented by Carlie Johnson, Klementyna Pozniak, and Joey Tokar.
Elyria dominated scoring throughout the five rounds of questions and answers, scoring 50 points in the first round and a perfect score in the often-challenging current events round. The third round, in which teams buzzed in to identify milestones in history and science, the team added another 60 points, and in the fourth, in which successions of clues can win a team up to 50 points for a single answer, Uszak scored 90 points and Krugman 110.
Entering the final round with a score exceeding that of many winning teams, Elyria added an additional 200 points before the final bell.
Jeremy Secaur is advisor for Elyria High and Theresa Szczepanik and Angie DeLeon are co-advisors for the Amherst Steele team.
Continuing a 25-year tradition, each participating school will receive a $1,000 tuition credit to be given to a deserving student who will attend an area college or university.
Courtesy photo Carlie Johnson, Joey Tokar, and Klementyna Pozniak represented Amherst Steele on the Scholastic Games of Lorain County radio show.