Area teams had fun highlighting their team names during spirit week at the fifth Bible quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 26 at Central Mennonite Church.
Four teams were chosen by the staff to receive awards for their creativity.
“The Flock,” from Eastland Baptist, Bryan, dressed as sheep and sang “Baa! We’re Lambs.”
Two teams from Sonrise, Ney, were chosen. “Miraculous” gave short skits of miracles from the book of John, and “Six Stone Jars” had large jar cutouts, sang and handed out glasses of water turned to “wine.”
Zion’s“AmIaJew?” dressed as Biblical Jews, with teammate Cameron Short quizzing in a box representing a spinning toy top called a dreidel.
Before quizzing began, the season’s top mixed teams were announced. Each quizzer on the teams received a congratulations certificate with a golden dollar as a seal.
The top scoring team, “Temple Guards,” came from the youngest division with members Jacob Myers, Tedrow, Cameron Short, Zion, Michael Short, Central, Eme Sprow and Alex Sliter, Sonrise.
The second-highest was from the middle age group, team “Peace,” with Jessica Hoffman, Sonrise; Hannah Groeneweg, Lockport; Emily Paul, Stryker Baptist; Gabe Short, Zion; Travis Haynes and Nate Dorsey, Living Hope.
Three teams from the older age group averaged within 10 points of each other. “A1 Steak Sauce” had Jacob Hoffman, Sonrise; Tony King, Lockport; Allison Kemp, Eastland Baptist; Kristen Oxender, Living Hope; Meg Short, Zion; and Billie Jo Grieser, Tedrow.
“Tiberians” had April Short, North Clinton; Carly Sprow, Sonrise; Alan Donnett, Central; Ethan Carothers, Living Hope; Ruthann Stuckey and Donna Jordy, Stryker Baptist.
Members of “Stop Sinning” were Hannah Short, Zion; Claire Waidelich, West Clinton; Nikki Fetterman, Tedrow; Victor Arend and Katie Keesbury, Sonrise.
Eight teams averaged 110 or more points on Sunday. “AmIaJew?”wonallfour matches and averaged 130 points, including a 130-90 win over previously unbeaten “Single” from Lockport.
Three teams from Sonrise Community Church went 11- 1 for the day, their only loss coming when two of their teams played each other.
“Six Stone Jars” won all four matches and averaged 129 points. “Disturbance” also won all four matches and averaged 110 points, including a close 100-90 win over previously unbeaten “Plotted Against,” Lockport.
“Miraculous” went 3-1 and was the top-scoring team of the day with a 141-point average. Lockport teams “Single” and “Plotted Against” averaged 128 and 124 points, respectively, followed by “Explain Everything,” Zion, and “Thieves and Robbers,” West Clinton. Both averaged 113 points.
The Sunday, March 4 meet will cover John 19-21.