Lawra Senior High, after a very nail-biting contest, has become the first school to book a spot in the prelims of the National Science and Maths Quiz 2019.

The Upper West region school pulled the cat out of the bag by wrestling the bragging rights from favourites Nandom Senior High.

Lawra by their victory Monday morning has made a return to the nationals after they were knocked out at the prelims in 2017.

They suffered an expected defeat to Volta region-based Keta Senior High and Technical School; coming last in that contest behind Dzodze-Penyi SHS who came third.

Nandom who were expected to carry the day as easily as drinking water were left wondering how they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Lawra NSMQ
Contestants for Lawra SHS

They led the contest from the beginning but like Merseyside-based Liverpool FC, bottled the contest at the end.

Lawra would now hope to sharpen their skills and prepare for the massive task ahead come June at University of Ghana.

Video: Analysis of a contest in 2018