ELLISVILLE – Since the inception of the Jones College Bobcat Math League, the format, teams or rules have changed in some way. However, to find success, it appears mathletes are using Heisman Trophy winner, Super Bowl MVP, and former Dallas Cowboy quarterback, Roger Staubach’s quote to heart; “In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.” No one can doubt this week that Sacred Heart found its “groove” by applying Staubach’s wisdom as they continue to dominate the Technology Division and the cumulative point’s standings with 142. Also, little has changed in the division rankings, except in the Science Division where West Jones remains at the top of the heap despite having the week off.
The Mustangs of West Jones remain as division leaders because of the 44 cumulative points the team earned in the first week. Surprisingly, Northeast Jones tumbles down the division ranks to fourth place after a heated battle with the Laurel Tornadoes even though they have 73 cumulative points. In the Tornadoes’ first week of competition they “tore-up” the Tigers, 39-33 and land in second place in the division. Presbyterian Christian keeps its third-place division ranking with 85 cumulative points after stomping on the Raleigh Lions, 45 to 13. Last week’s tie between PCS and Northeast Jones prevents both teams from moving up the division ranks regardless of points.
Sacred Heart’s, 65 to 12 pummeling of the Bulldogs of Perry Central, secures the Crusaders first place division ranking while the Bulldogs continue to search for a break in the competition in fourth place. The clash of the Academies turned into a “cat fight” between the Columbia Academy Cougars and the Wayne Academy Jaguars. With a three-point lead, the Cougars snatched the win away from the Jaguars, 36 to 33 with Columbia Academy remaining in second place in the Technology Division.
Engineering Division leaders, the Wayne County War Eagles earned the victory against the Quitman Panthers and end the week with the second most cumulative points with 136. The Panthers could only garner 15 points from the War Eagles as Wayne County decisively wins its match. Heidelberg’s Oilers sprung a leak while hosting the Oak Grove Warriors, ending in a decisive win for the Warriors, 52 to 16.
Topping the list of the Most Outstanding Players is Sacred Heart’s Benjamin Dunn with a 75 percent accuracy average this week, after a three-way tie for first in the first week of competition. Second place MOP honors go to both Maxwell Dobbs of Laurel and Mathew Morgan of Presbyterian Christian with a 70 percent accuracy average. Wayne County’s Joshua Curry’s 65 percent accuracy average earned him third place with four people tied for fifth place with a 60 percent average.
Next week, only four of the thirteen high schools will see action. West Jones will host Laurel and Raleigh hosts Northeast Jones as the other schools observe Fall Break. Even though there is a break in the action, each of the teams in the Science Division has the opportunity to distance themselves from the third-place PCS team by earning more points as the Bobcats enjoy the week off.
Results will be posted on the JC Bobcat Math League web page under “Division Standings/Schedules at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ and scores in real time will be posted on the Bobcat Math League Facebook page: Bobcat Math League – Facebook. Weekly results can also be found in local media outlets. For more information about the Bobcat Math League contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.