With just one tournament remaining in the 2016 Northwest Georgia High School Anglers’ Association season, Gordon Lee is in position to repeat as champions.
The Trojans, who won the 2015 Cup Championship with just a four-member team, had 1,759 points after six events. North Murray was second with 1,749, followed by Coahulla Creek (1,656), Northwest Whitfield (1,626), Calhoun (1,576) and LaFayette (1,543). Ridgeland (1,183) currently sits in 13th place.
Points are based off the top 3 teams finishes for each school at each tournament. This also includes points for meeting attendance.
Those standings do not count any points accumulated in this past weekend’s seventh tournament in Scottsboro, Alabama. Gordon Lee picked up more points as their top three boats all finished in the Top 6, including the tournament winners.
Hunter Roberson and Caleb O’Neal earned the top spot on Lake Guntersville this past Saturday, hauling in a winning total of 14.88 pounds.
Lakin Melton and Wiley Hemming were fourth at 12.89 with Ryan Eldridge and Dylan Bates placing sixth at 12.55. Hayden Murphy and Trent Beaty (9.02) were 14th, Troy Plemons and Landon Bradley (7.88) placed 18th and Austin Traffansteadt and Braxton Salmon (7.33) were 20th for the Trojans.
Landon Rayburn and Kyler Cleghorn were 16th for LaFayette (8.85), while the duo of Chase Shrum and Eli Gilreath was the highest-finishing team from Ridgeland in 22nd place (6.85).
One week earlier, another pair of Ramblers — Clayton Stout and Caleb Boyd — won the association’s sixth tournament of the year on Lake Weiss in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Rayburn and Cleghorn were 11th and Bryson Giddy and Tanner VanPelt finishing 18th.
Gordon Lee had four boats in the Top 14. Justus Craddock and Justin Wooten were fourth, Melton and Hemming placed sixth, Henry Ellis and Luke Tinker placed 10th and Roberson and O’Neal were 14th overall.
Shrum and Gilreath turned in a seventh-place showing for the Panthers.
The Classic, the final event in the 2016 schedule, will take place on Saturday, June 4 on Lake Chickamauga at the Chester Frost Park Boat Dock.