13 teams gathered at Arab High School on January 19, 2-13 to participate in the 2013 Alabama History Bowl. 9 teams fought for the Varsity championship, while four teams played for the middle school team title.
With four teams, the schedule called for a double round robin, with each team receiving six games. After the fifth round, Arab Middle School B had run up a 5-0 record and led the field by two wins, so the sixth round was not needed. Both Arab Middle School teams qualified for the middle school Bowl national championship to be held May 18-19 in Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C.
In the high school division, the odd number of teams in the field meant that points per game would be the ranking statistic. Homewood had the high score of the tournament in Round 1 with 440 points, while Hoover was consistently scoring in the 300 point range every round. Those two schools were the #1 and #2 seeds going into the semifinals. Altamont earned the #3 seed even after a Round 5 loss. Meanwhile, Jefferson County IB recovered from a Round 1 loss to win their last three games and claim the last semifinal spot.
In the playoffs, Homewood defeated Jefferson County IB 370-110, while Altamont was able to get the best of Hoover 300-210. In the final, Homewood and Altamont battled to the last question, but the #1 seed finished their undefeated day by winning 280-260.
Thanks to Claudette Smith and Arab High School for hosting, as well as Eric Emmet for directing! We hope to see all of the qualified teams at their respective national championships in April and May!
|Date||January 19, 2013|
|Registration Deadline||January 17, 2013 7:00pm EST|
511 Arabian Road, Arab, AL