PALOS HILLS, Ill. – Rend Lake College took third overall at the College Bowl State Championships today at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill. Sophomore Jim Dreas of Ashley scored the fourth-highest amount of points among all competitors at the tournament and received a medal for his performance.
“I think if he had known he was going to be recognized for that, he wouldn’t have answered a single question,” RLC Coach Joe Ervin joked about his soft-spoken team member.
Bryan Carter of Benton served as team captain for RLC, which went 2-4 overall to beat another 2-4 team, Morton College. RLC took third over Morton based on its aggregate score of 720-590. Host Moraine Valley took the title with a 5-1 record.
Rend Lake upset eventual runner-up Oakton Community College 155-100 in one of their matches. The Lake lost 145-80 and 160-95 to Moraine Valley and fell 175-115 in its other match against Oakton.
“There were some really strong teams,” Ervin said.
The team – Dreas, Richard Pigg of DuQuoin, Carter, James Ledbetter of West Frankfort, Josh Bullock of Royalton and Zach Cash of Waltonville – is heading home with a plaque and medals.
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