The late Alfred, Lord Tenneyson, Poet Lareate of Great Britain, wrote a certain poem about a battle that took place during the Crimean War. That poem, long recited in high schools across the world ever since, starts something like this:
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death,
Rode the six hundred,
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of death
Rode the six hundred
The Charge of the Light Brigade told of the Battle of Balaclava and the carnage that occurred there. While certainly not anywhere as tragic as that, starting a new sport in the GHSA is often met with several years of being pummelled before a program can get their feet under them.
At Carrollton High School, the men and women who don the TROJAN Gold and Black have never accepted this conventional belief. The Varsity Volleyball team made the playoffs in their first year. The Lacrosse programs were respectable from day one. But, even with all this, who would have thought the TROJAN gunners would be a team to reckon with from the first event.
Having already dispatched the first two foes, our TROJANS were at North Paulding on Thursday to take on a rabid Wolfpack bunch. When the guns silenced, our TROJANS stood above the vanquished Pack.
Our TROJANS took the top four spots. Scores were:
Morgan Frank with a 283 and 13 bulls-eyes
Taylor Berry with a 279 and 8 bulls-eyes
Logan Walker with a 275 and 7 bulls-eyes
Ben Bradley with a 268 and 10 bulls-eyes
Our TROJANS will be back on the range Thursday, December 8th at South Paulding.