TFS Indians Release – To top off a stellar first season, the Tallulah Falls School precision rifle team is advancing to the Area 6 Sectional playoffs after finishing in fifth place in regular competition.
“This is a remarkable feat in the first year of competition with an all freshman team,” said coach Casey Barron. “The team has been training hard and now they are reaping the rewards. Thank you to Dr. Peevy for his support and to everyone at TFS that has supported us and helped us throughout the season. We look forward to what the future holds for this team.”
Recent match highlights include:
North Forsyth High School
TFS finished with 1080 total points to North Forsyth’s season record of 1127 total points.
“North Forsyth is the new leader in Area 6A and earned their win against us,” said coach Tim Stamey. “Congratulations to Major Mac Kelly and his North Forsyth team for a well earned match and their move to No. 1 on the leaderboard,” Stamey said. “I’m very proud of how our freshmen did against the upperclassmen of a 7A school.”
TFS finished with 1099 total points to Lumpkin County’s 1139 total points.
“The 1139 that Lumpkin shot was the highest score of the season in Area 6 and maybe the state,” Stamey said. “Their season average before tonight was 1100 and we shot a 1099.
According to Stamey, Area 6 in the state of Georgia is the equivalent of the SEC in college football. The top shooter from Lumpkin shot high enough (293) to get an automatic bid to state (292). For TFS, Ben Fisher of Clayton shot a personal match record of 284 and Baylor Carnes of Demorest shot a personal match record of 266.
“The whole team came together and shot outstanding,” Stamey said. “The area chairman said after the match that he had never seen a group of freshmen shoot this well; neither have I.”
TFS finished with 1076 total points to Dawson County’s 1010 total points.
For TFS, Samantha Stamey of Clarkesville was the top shooter followed closely by Ben Fisher of Clayton who was just one point down.
“For Gabe Basso of Buford, his dedication and training on weekends was rewarded with a third-place finish in the match just two points from top shooter,” Stamey said. “Gabe improved his best match score by an astounding 35 points.”
The team competes at 4:30 p.m. March 1 at North Gwinnett High School.
Feature Photo: E. Lane Gresham/Tallulah Falls School
Freshman Samantha Stamey of Clarkesville prepares to compete in a match earlier in the season.