Mahomet-Seymour High School is located near Champaign, Illinois. They used to host the IHSA State Championship in the early days of the tournament during the 1980s.
In 2003, the team was embroiled in controversy. One of the students thought that he belonged on Team Illinois, and the school unsuccessfully tried to involve the IHSA and threatened to use lawyers. On an internet forum, the student threatened to send David Riley lots of spam.
The team won its IHSA Sectional that year and advanced to State, where its first match was against Stevenson. IHSA, in its infinite wisdom, ran the questions through a spell checker which changed the answer to a bonus part from Gulf of Salamis to Gulf of Salami. After a Stevenson protest was denied due to an IHSA rule that you had to prove your protest in two minutes in a venue that did not have an internet connection, Mahomet-Seymour won by one point. Mahomet-Seymour then lost to New Trier and Wheaton North and went home.