Bible quizzers take on Team Spirit Week

Seventy area Bible Quizzers met at Tedrow Mennonite Church on Feb. 21, prepared to dress, act, and even sing out their team names for Team Spirit Week. The three teams chosen by the staff for best displaying their team spirit were Sojourners from Archbold’s YFC Outback, who dressed as travelers and passed out Trail Mix; Acts Ray Vision from Bryan’s Eastland Baptist, who sang a rap song modified to fit Paul’s story from Acts; and Hearts of Faith from Wauseon’s North Clinton Church, who were all about hearts.

Even though Flame of Fire, from Sonrise Community Church of Ney, came into the meet in ninth place, they were well-prepared to quiz and won the day, averaging 119 points in their five matches. In their only loss for the day, the team was still leading 95-75 with just two questions left, when Hearts of Faith’s Hannah Richer and Cara Foor both quizzed out to take the match, 105-95.

The second place traveling trophy went to Right from House Church, which averaged 114 points, won all six of their matches, and took sole position of first place overall. Acts Ray Vision had its best day of the season, averaging 108 points and going 4-1. Hearts of Faith won four of six matches, averaging 105 points.

The area’s leading scorers currently are Wauseon sophomore Conner Johnson, Archbold senior Cara Foor, and Archbold seventh grader William Nofziger, all averaging 35 points per match. Eleven who quizzed out in all of their matches Sunday were Justice Beck, Joselyn Estrada, Cara Foor, Conner Johnson, Jacob Myers, Hope Nofziger, Kate Nofziger, William Nofziger, Karlee Reed, Hannah Richer, and Lydia Sheldon. Those quizzing out in all but one of their matches were Belle Clark, Chris Foor, Grace Sheldon, Joe Richer, Keri Aeschliman, and Tessa Waidelich.

Seven teams enter next week’s final season meet with winning records: Right, 16-2-1; Tedrow’s Sla(y)in Beasts, 14-4-1; North Clinton’s Charged, 12-5-2; Pettisville Missionary’s The Mob 13-6; North Clinton’s Fierce Wolves 10-7-1; Acts Ray Vision, 11-8; and Hearts of Faith, 9-8-2.

With five matches left, Right’s only losses have been to Acts Ray Vision and Sla(y)in Beasts, and a tie with fellow House Church team, Royal. Right will rematch both Sla(y)in Beasts and Royal on Feb. 28 at West Clinton Mennonite Church’s meet, beginning at 2 p.m. The season’s top 25 individuals and the top four teams will be recognized.

An area tournament is planned for March 13 at Central Mennonite Church.