Benedictine Back to Back Bullseyes - GISA Clay Target Sports Champions!

By Special to the Prep Sport Report/ Howard J. Morrison III BC Sport Shooting Head Coach | November 22, 2021

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The 2021 Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Sport Shooting State Championship started Friday morning with a cold front blowing in, and that made for windy conditions on both Friday and Saturday. The BC Sport Shooting team did not waver and, through determination and perseverance, brought home the state championship for the second year in a row. Friday's sporting clays course proved to be challenging in the windy conditions. This did not stop our Cadets. Senior Jackson Schaaf shot 95 out of 100 targets thrown, followed by Pete Hodge with a 92/100, senior Walker Brooks with 87/100, senior Jake Kinlaw 86/100, and freshman Drake Cooper 84/100.

Saturday started off with skeet in more wind. Senior Jackson Schaaf shot a perfect score 100/100! Outstanding! He was closely followed by Hodge and Cooper, who both shot 98/100, Kinlaw with 96/100 and Brooks with 92/100. From skeet, the Cadets proceeded to the trap fields. Our senior Cadets finished their final rounds of trap with a spectacular showing. Schaaf shot 97/100, Hodge 94/100, Kinlaw and Brooks both shot 88/100. Cooper finished the day with 83/100. These scores combined to put the Cadets in the lead and win our second state championship. There were some more solid scores and personal bests coming from our juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Sophomore Charlie Moody posted 80 in sporting, 90 skeet, 92 trap. Sophomore Jake Dyches posted 81 sporting, 86 skeet, 82 trap, followed closely by Walker Zador with 75, 84, 86. Junior Will Marsh was 10 targets behind, sophomore Whit Watson and freshman John Adams both shot in the 80s in both skeet and trap. Junior Chase Farrell and sophomore Hayden Keller showed their continued improvement through the season. Sophomore Jackson Ferland was unable to shoot this weekend but will be ready to go next season.

In the High Overall (HOA), a Cadet won for the past three years in a row. This year was no exception, with Schaaf adding his name to the list to make it four consecutive years that BC has had the High Overall Individual State Champion. Schaaf came out to make a statement, and he did just that, finishing first in skeet, second in sporting, and third in the trap. All of this combined for a score of 292/300 to win him the HOA in the state this year! Hodge finished fourth in the state with 284/300 and, along with Schaaf, earned all-state honors. It was a great weekend for Benedictine Military School's Sport Shooting team. It has been a privilege to coach these fine young men. Go Cadets! Forward, Always Forward! #thebc400 #NextLevel

Photo - Benedictine Military School  Howard J. Morrison III Sport Shooting Head Coach

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