Quiz Bowl underdogs prevail victorious


Tony Dombrowski, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 3, the RHS Quiz Bowl team competed in a tournament at Stevenson High School. After defeating notable schools such as Dakota, Fraser, and L’Anse Creuse North, the Panthers then faced what seemed to be a challenging opponent in the International Academy of Macomb, a school that Roseville never defeated before. The underdog Panthers were not intimidated and went into the match with fighting arms. Eventually, Roseville came out victorious with a 545 to 230 win.

Brian King, the head coach for the team, was very impressed with his team’s effort.

“We went into the match underdogs to a magnet school” King said. “It was a very tough match but we were able to pull through. The match was not even close!”

Senior Nathan Richendollar had the top score with 270. Following him was junior Sam Heaton with 260.

“We are going down the right track,” Richendollar said. “We have never beaten them before so it meant a lot to win by as much as we did.  I am very happy that we can work together and become better as a team.”

Most recently, the Panthers competed in a match at Stevenson High School on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The Panthers faced L’Anse Creuse North and Clintondale High Schools. The Panthers won both matches by scores of 550-190 and 455-105.

“We knew it would be a blowout. Both matches were not even close!” King added.

Richendollar and Heaton led the scoring for the Panthers with close scores.

Overall, the Panthers are having a winning season so far with a record of 10 wins and two losses. King is having his team practice every day to help them improve. You can catch the Panthers Quiz Bowl team on Wednesdays usually at Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights.