Central grad posts win on ‘Jeopardy’

Central High School graduate Danielle Maurer, 31, beat out contestant Mattea Roach on “Jeopardy” Friday evening.

Maurer’s aunt Jennifer Eger reported that Maurer’s win ended Roach’s 23-day winning streak.

Maurer, a 2008 graduate of Central High who now lives in Georgia, will be competing Monday evening against two new opponents.

Maurer is the daughter of Byron “Lee” and Stephanie Maurer and granddaughter of Ed and Eva Coho and Byron Carl and Becky Maurer, all of Duncansville.

While the show was taped in February, Maurer’s family had no idea how she did due to the show’s confidentiality agreements.

On Friday, several family members watched the show locally while Maurer watched with them via Zoom. Then, as the show is on 30 minutes later in Georgia, they watched Maurer watch the local Georgia channel via Zoom, Eger said.

It was a nail-biting show, with the outcome unknown until the final “Jeopardy” question.

Maurer had fallen behind, Eger said, but came back into contention after she got both Daily Doubles.

Going into Final Jeopardy, Maurer only had $11,400, bet $4,200 and answered correctly, whereas Roach had $19,200, wagered $3,601 and had the wrong answer.

The category was USA, and the clue was: “These two mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler.” The correct response was: “Who are William Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson?”

Maurer ended the game with $15,600, just $1 more than Roach.

Now, Eger said, the family is anxiously awaiting Monday’s game.


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