Mexico Scholars Fall To Priory In Class Five Title Match

Despite a 3-0 record in the prelims, the Mexico Bulldogs scholar bowl team were unable to maintain their momentum in their second clash with Priory, falling to the Ravens 460-240 in the MSHSAA Class Five State Championship match Saturday in Columbia.  Coach Dale Schenewerk…

Mexico struggled to keep up with Priory senior Yrwin Batan, who claimed 12 of the match’s 22 tossups.  Mexico junior Camden Williams was only able to answer five correctly, while teammates Andrew Peuster and Ash Frederickson added one apiece.  It was a reversal of Mexico’s first-round victory over Priory, 430-200 that saw contributions all around.

Priory and Mexico both handily defeated Jefferson City and Rockhurst to clinch their spots in the title matchup, while Rockhurst would outpace the Jays 360-250 in the third-place contest.  The championship loss was just the fourth match Mexico dropped this season, as the Bulldogs had two wins over Priory during their 116-game winning streak.

One of the teams that defeated Mexico early in the season found continued success at Mizzou.  Lindbergh avenged their round-robin loss to St Joseph Central to claim their first state title, beating the Indians 490-230 in the Class Six title match.  Rolla defeated Republic 310-280 to claim third.  The Class Four title went to College Heights Christian of Joplin after they humbled defending champions Fair Grove 500-180.  Winfield finished third with a 450-110 victory over Kansas City Lutheran.

Mexico Head Coach Dale Schenewerk: