Sacred Heart beats Stringer in Bobcat Math League playoffs

Sacred Heart beats Stringer in Bobcat Math League playoffs

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College's Bobcat Math League playoffs for the Super Bowl of math took place Wednesday on campus. Sacred Heart took home the trophy, beating Stringer 68-48.

"I think a buzz is really forming about the competition and the things that it offers," said Jessica Bunch, Bobcat Math League commissioner. "Educationally getting students networking with other students, teacher and coaches networking with other teachers and coaches and I think it's really giving some students an opportunity to shine in a way that they might not be able to shine or flex their mental math muscle like they might be able to in other activities on high school campus."

After six weeks of regular season competition and a shootout round, the top teams competed for cash prizes, scholarships and most of all, bragging rights.

JCJC and community sponsors have taken the annual math quiz bowl and created this league's competition that focuses on the academic talents of the Pine Belt's brightest math students.

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This is a news release from Jones County Junior College

JCJC Bobcat Math League's play-offs to determine the "Super Bowl" of math champions. The final eight High School teams will play in double elimination competition to determine the overall winner. The 26 Most Outstanding Players and the All-League Team will be recognized prior to the competition at 7:45 a.m. Cash prizes, scholarships, trophies and medallions will be awarded at the end of the day to the top teams.

A total of 305 students, coaches and administrators are expected to attend, with 21 of the participating 26 high school math teams are expected to be in attendance at the play-offs.  Division leaders headed to the play-offs are ranked in order: Oak Grove, Presbyterian Christian High School, Stringer Attendance Center, Northeast Jones High School and Sacred Heart.  Teams earning a wildcard spot are: Taylorsville, Lawrence County and Columbia Academy. These are the participating teams: Bay Springs, Collins, Columbia Academy, Enterprise, Greene County, Heidelberg HS, Heidelberg Academy, Laurel, Lawrence County, Mt. Olive, Northeast Jones, Oak Grove, Perry Central, Presbyterian Christian HS, Quitman, Raleigh, Richton, Sacred Heart, Seminary, South Jones, Stringer, Sylva Bay Academy, Taylorsville, Wayne Academy, Wayne County and West Jones High Schools.

 Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  Registration began at  7:15 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. The 26 Most Outstanding Players and the All-League Team were recognized at 7:45 a.m., prior to the competition which began at 8:30 a.m. The final play-off rounds are expected to begin after lunch around 12:45 and concluding around 2:30 p.m at the JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium.

Jones County Junior College and community sponsors have taken the annual math quiz bowl and created a league competition like that of high school football. The focus is still on the academic talent of the area's best and brightest high school math students with the hopes of getting more students involved in cultivating their math skills.  It is a goal of this endeavor to produce stronger college students and community leaders. The web page, has all the info regarding the League and rules.

Competing teams from each area high school will consist of four students.  Questions will range in difficulty from fractions and statistics to algebra and pre-calculus.

For questions regarding the competition of Jones County Junior College's Bobcat Math League, contact Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422.

Sponsors include: Chisholm Foundation, Mississippi Power, Corner Market and Howard Computers.