Bryan County Middle High School’s clay target shooting team, consisting of, front row, left to right, Kadrian Lee, Colton Gunter, Joseph Shuman, and, in back, Coach Blake Nesmith, Robert Asselin, Christopher Bell, Carlin Covington, Carter Tapley and Trevor Lanier, were honored by the Bryan County school board at its August meeting in Black Creek.
The group had a number of accomplished in 2021-2022. They joined the USA Clay Target League, a national organization for scholastic shooting and competed in a conference with six other schools from as far away as Hawaii.
In five competitions, the Redskins started slow but continued to improve, winning the last three. The last week, BCMHS took over first place overall, winning the conference championship.
Top shooters based on season average were Tapley, Covington and Gunter, but the team was so deep the Redskins had a different top shooter each week. In addition, Tapley was selected to compete in the USA Clay Target National Championships, where he competed in Mason, Michigan in July and fared well, hitting 91 out of 100 clays and finishing in the middle of a pack of 1,800 shooters.