De Soto High School hosted the KSHSAA Class 5A State Scholars Bowl Tournament on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. The Wildcats also qualified for the tournament after a Regional Runner Up finish. The Wildcats finished the day as the 5A Runner Up placing 2nd overall in the tournament.
Pool Play Results:
Round 1: lost to Newton 25-75
Round 2: defeated Leavenworth 45-40
Round 3: defeated St. James 65-60
Round 4: defeated Maize 70-60
Round 5: defeated Andover Central 60-45
Round 6: defeated Shawnee Heights 95-30
Round 7: defeated Andover 65-55 (tiebreak)
De Soto received the #1 seed overall coming out of pool play with a 6-1 record.
De Soto faced Newton again in the Semi-Final round and defeated them this time 70-40.
State Championship Match:
The State Championship match was a rematch from Round 5 with Andover Central and this time it came down to the final question to decide the 2021 State Champion. Andover Central buzzed in just before De Soto and answered the “year in review” question correctly to win the match. De Soto High School finished as the State Runner Up and represented our school very well!
Congratulations on a great season Wildcat Scholars Bowl!