Along with studying the Bible and building positive friendships, 70 area Bible quizzers met at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Sunday, 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 team spirit were “Sojourners” from Archbold’s YFC Outback, who dressed as travelers and passed out trail mix; “Acts Ray Vision,” Eastland Baptist, Bryan, who sang a rap song modified to fit Paul’s story from Acts; and “Hearts of Faith,” North Clinton Church, Wauseon, who were all about hearts.
This year, every meet is full of surprises.
Even though “Flame of Fire” from Sonrise Community Church, Ney, came into the meet in ninth place, it was well-prepared to quiz and won the day, averaging 119 points in its five matches.
In its only loss of the day, “Flame of Fire” was still leading 95-75 with just two questions left when “Hearts of Faith” quizzers 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, who won all six of its matches and averaged 114 points.
“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.
Leading scorers so far are Archbold senior Cara Foor, Wauseon sophomore Conner Johnson, 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 the final season meet with winning records: “Right,” 16-2- 1; “Sla(y)in Beasts,” Tedrow, 14-4-1; “Charged,” North Clinton, 12-5-2; “The Mob,” Pettisville Missionary, 13- 6; “Fierce Wolves,” North Clinton, 10-7-1, “Acts Ray Vision,” 11-8; and “Hearts of Faith,” 9-8-2.
Thirty-four matches are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28, at West Clinton Mennonite Church.
The top 25 individuals and top four teams will be recognized.
An area tournament is planned for Sunday, March 13, at Central Mennonite Church.