MBJH Scholars' Bowl Places 3rd at State Level

  • From left, James Puckett, Bryson Dobbins (center) and Jack Roesle

  • The MBJH team of Bryson Dobbins, James Puckett and Jack Roesle took 3rd place honors at the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association (ASCA) Middle School State Tournament. The tournament was held at Hoover High School on Saturday, Feb. 26. Twenty-four teams competed, and eight teams advanced to the play-off rounds.

    In the first five rounds of general play, the young Spartan scholars went undefeated, besting East Lawrence, Sacred Heart, Rainbow, Berry and the Arab middle school scholars’ bowl teams. In the final three play-off rounds, The Spartan squad defeated Monrovia Middle and Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet School but lost to 2nd place Discovery Middle on the final toss-up.

    In addition to MBJH’s 3rd place win, 7th grader, Jack Roesle, earned 3rd place on the All-Tournament Team. Roesle averaged 88 points per round (excluding playoff rounds). For their successful performance, the team received a trophy and a cash prize.

    This year’s squad has had a stellar year, having already taken 2nd place honors at the Middle School Alabama Scholars Bowl in Montgomery, AL. Mountain Brook matches will continue to air on Alabama Public Television (APTV) on April 2, April 9, May 7, May 14, and May 21 at 10 am.

    Scholars’ bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more.

    The team is coached by MBJH Latin teacher, Mr. Posey.