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Wednesday: The Beginning of Match Play

Today marked the first day of match tournament play. This means that every city has a chance to win the tournament for their respective sports unless they get eliminated. The City Olympiad directors build a schedule and some argue that the their tournament bracket is not the best it can be. I talked to Kris Brolin, a Federalist from the city of Goens, who said that the “[City Olympiad Directors] should make each tournament double elimination, because if [they] don’t, then some cities will have no activities during rec time.” What will happen to a city if they lose every sport? What will happen to a city if they have nothing to do during rec time? These are questions that the Olympiad directors can hopefully answer this week.

As of Wednesday, it seems that basketball is the most popular sport because each of the four basketball courts were packed leaving no room for pedestrians or players to pass by. This got so out of hand that some counselors, who were the referees for the games, called numerous amount of timeouts so people could get in and out of the courts. Another contributing factor to the excitement on the courts was the playing of a TCU basketball commit on Boys State’s very own courts. He sprung around the court like a child after too much sugar, showing his skills and making numerous swoosh sounds with his mouth throughout the game.

Tomorrow should be thoroughly exciting, and the eyes of boys state will be watching once the final match rolls around. Being a tennis player myself, I know the excitement that builds when tension rises and the very best players are the only ones left in a tournament. We will face this same scenario tomorrow during the quarter finals to finals and I know that I will be out on the court watching as the action unfolds.

Written by Brooks Brickley and Henry Batt

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