Steven Schomberger, Varsity Quiz Bowl Captain, broke a school record on Dec. 17, 2014. The varsity team also broke a record on that eventful night.
“I missed the JV record by one point so I was pretty pumped to get this one,” Schomberger says.
Schomberger has been on the quiz bowl team since his freshman year. He began as a freshman on junior varsity and then was moved to varsity after that.
The record was last set in the school year of ‘04-’05 with a score of 225 points. Schomberger beat the record by 315 points, making his score 540 points.
The team won the game with 645 points against Saline who scored 335 points. This score beat the old school record of 535 points which was set in the school year of ‘12-’13 against Pinckney.
“This feat shows the quality of our team this year as whole, not just one player. Beating Saline is important because they are our regional rivals,” Coach Riordan says.
The team is in two leagues which are the KLAA and also the tri-county league.
“KLAA is definitely harder,” Schomberger says.
Schomberger says quiz bowl is similar to games like Trivia Crack or Jeopardy. Schomberger personally enjoys the history questions during quiz bowl games.
“I’ve always liked trivia so I decided to pick it up,” Schomberger says with a snap of his fingers.
Check out the Howell’s vs Haslett match which aired on Dec. 13, 2014 on WKAR.