It all started with 44 schools from across New Hampshire vying for one of only 16 spots on GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE. It is now down to the final two schools, Littleton High School and Plymouth High School. Both schools are in Grafton County and both schools had to take down some big teams to make it to the final game, the GRANITE STATE SUPERCHALLENGE.
Littleton High School, with only 213 students, is one of the smallest public high schools in New Hampshire and the smallest school to compete on GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE. They defeated Bow High school in the first round, Hanover High school in the quarterfinals, and Manchester Central High School, one of the largest public high schools in New Hampshire, in the quarterfinals. Playing for the Crusaders of Littleton High School in the championship game is captain junior Marcos Silveira, senior Aidan Hastings, junior Breanna Corliss and freshman Vincent Silva. The team is not able to field alternates due to prior commitments, The team is coached by Charles Denny.
The Bobcats of Plymouth Regional High are looking for redemption. They lost in the finals last year to Salem High. Going into that game both teams had two GRANITE STATE SUPERCHALLENGE titles, Salem took the title in the 2001-2 and 1997-98 seasons. Plymouth took the title in the 2013 and 1995-96 seasons. Salem's third win gave the school the record for SUPERCHALLENGE wins. A win by Plymouth would put them back at the top with Salem High. Playing for the Bobcats of Plymouth High are captain junior Rhys Harris, junior Michael Cathy, junior Erek Bickford, and junior Rhianna Herlihy. The alternates are junior Ben Kresge and sophomore Mason Earick. Jay Fogarty is the coach of the team.
Tune in to the Granite State SuperChallenge championship game, Saturday May 11 at 6 pm on NHPBS and find out which team will take home the trophy!
GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE features New Hampshire's top high school academic quiz teams as they demonstrate remarkable teamwork, quick thinking and smarts to beat the clock and buzz in first on this iconic New Hampshire game show. The game emphasizes quick recall of math, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts facts—along with questions about current events, entertainment, sports and New Hampshire.
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