When a new sport is introduced, becoming adept at it comes from time. Even with our TROJANS, it takes working, practicing and getting to know one another before momentum can begin to develop. Such is not the case, however, with the newly launched TROJAN Riflery team.
Coach Mike Lewis' charge have taken on two schools in two outings and the results have been, how might we say...on target.
After dispatching the Hiram Hornets in the inaugural match, our TROJANS travelled yesterday to Douglasville to take aim at the Panthers of Chapel Hill High School. It did not take the Black and Gold very long to take over the range and dominate the competition.
Using four scores from each team, Carrollton took the top four spots. Led by freshman Morgan Frank's incredible 276 score that included 17 bulls-eyes, the only thing in doubt would be the margin of victory.
Coach Lewis said after the match, "I am so proud of these athletes. They represent our school, their parents, their team and themselves with absolute excellence. Great job by the TROJANS tonight!" Lewis concluded, "We aren't yet where we want to be, which is probably true for every athlete, but each practice and each competition brings gains and knowledge that makes the future exciting to anticipate."
Truly a co-ed sport, the TROJAN shooters at Chapel Hill and their scores were:
Morgan Frank, freshman 276 with 17 bulls-eyes
Thomas Harris, freshman 271 with 12 bulls-eyes
Taylor Berry, sophomore 270 with 9 bulls-eyes
Ben Bradley, freshman 262 with 9 bulls-eyes
Our TROJANS are back on the range Thursday, November 17 when we travel to North Paulding to take on the Wolfpack.