BC Clay Sport Shooting Team Finishes Regular Season Strong

By Special to the Prep Sports Report/ Mr. Howard J. Morrison III, BC Sport Shooting Head Coach | October 12, 2023

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The Cadets competed in the Rivers and Glen two-day qualifier over the weekend of October 6, 2023, and the results were impressive. This tournament was divided into two classifications. Freshmen and sophomores were considered JV for this event, while juniors and seniors were listed as varsity. There were four disciplines: 100 skeet, 100 trap, 100 sporting clays, and 50 super sporting. The Cadets asserted their dominance in all respects. Awards were given for the first three places in each category for each event, and shoot-offs occurred in the event of ties for first through third place. 


The Cadets finished as follows:

Varsity Team

Super Sporting, Jackson Ferland 48/50 finished third after a three-way shoot-off for third place.

Sporting, Jake Dyches 93/100 finished second, and Jackson Ferland 91/100 finished tied for fourth.

Skeet, Drake Cooper 99/100 finished second after a three-way shoot-off.


Junior Varsity Team 

Sporting, Mills Hollis 95/100 finished first, Gavin Walmsley 93/100 finished second, and Alex Ray 90/100 finished fifth.

Trap, Mills Hollis 93/100 finished third, and Sam Anderson 92/100 finished tied for fourth.

Skeet, Jim Reynolds Morrison 100/100 finished first after a shoot-off with his friend and teammate Jack Cannon 100/100, who finished second. Jack McKenzie tied for third and finished fourth, and Mills Hollis 98/00 finished fifth.


The top five cadets for this tournament were Mills Hollis 333/350, Jackson Ferland 331/350, Jake Dyches 325/350, Drake Cooper 323/350, and Jack McKenzie 321/350.


The Cadets also finished first at the Sept. 19 qualifier at Forest City Gun Club. The day involved a chaotic schedule on the day of Commissioning, and only six of the Cadets were able to participate in all three events. The six that shot in all three events had to either shoot a quick two rounds of trap between sporting clays and skeet or stay late and shoot a quick two rounds of skeet after their trap rounds. 


The top 5 Cadets, who also all placed in the top 10 overall for this shoot, were Jackson Ferland, who shot 193/200 and finished first overall, Drake Cooper, 181/200, and Gavin Walmsley, 181/100, who tied for third overall, Mills Hollis 180/200, who tied for sixth overall, and Sam Anderson 179/200, who finished ninth overall. Jim Reynolds Morrison also finished all three events with a 168/200.


It is important to remember that all six of these Cadets were not required to shoot the extra event but did so under the time pressure; that is not the case under normal circumstances. After all of this, they all reported to Commissioning with their dates and on time!


The Cadets have three more weeks of practice and then the GIAA state championship on November 2-4 at Forest City Gun Club.


PHOTO CREDITS: Howard J Morrison III, Staci Cannon, and Carrie Cooper. #thebc


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