Wednesday was "Prince Spaghetti Day".
Hasn't it panned out over the years that if a corps has there complete show completed, the higher the first score in June, and the sooner they can start cleaning/making changes? If their first performance is judged without a drill ending, it's reflected in the score. That can put them a few contests behind many other corps. They may always be chasing others for the rest of the season. Eventually though, better talent on and off the field takes over