Auburn earns 2nd place in scholastic bowl state finals

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PEORIA, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Courtesy: Rockford Public Schools

Auburn High School earned a second-place finish in the IHSA Class 2A scholastic bowl state championship.

The Knights scored 390 points in a sudden death match with sate champion Urbana University, who finished with 430 points.

Auburn's scholastic bowl team finished as the runner-up for a second-straight year.


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Published: March 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

A state title is up for grabs as the Auburn scholastic bowl team heads to Peoria.

Auburn is one of eight schools competing Friday for the IHSA Class 2A scholastic bowl title. The teams are divided into two pools.

Friday offers a rematch defending state champion Lincolnshire Stevenson, who defeated Auburn 430-390 for the state title last year. Auburn will also face off against Carbondale and Oak Park-River Forest on Friday.

The team that wins Pool 1 will advance to the title match at 2 p.m., while the team that finishes second plays in the third-place match against the Pool 2 runner-up.

Auburn has competed in the scholastic bowl state tournament for 18 straight years. The Knights have won scholastic bowl state titles in 2008 and 2015, and have finished second six times.

For the latest scholastic bowl results, click here​.