Briarwood anglers win high school bass championship

Briarwood wins state fishing title, several teams finish highly

Following the final ASABFA event of the 2019 high school bass fishing season, the Briarwood Christian Bass Club was named the 2019 State Champion after a season full of success, while Oak Mountain, Shelby County and Thompson also capped off special seasons.

With the final standings being an accumulation of points earned throughout three regional events over the last month as well as a two-day Classic event to close out the season, the Briarwood bass team totaled 3,487 points to claim the title, which was more than 100 points ahead of Hayden in second.

The next highest local team in the final rankings was Oak Mountain, which finished the season with 3,206 points to claim eight overall. Shelby County was eight spots lower than that in 16th with 3,084 points, while Thompson was just behind in 19th with 3,009 points.

All four of those teams claimed a spot inside the top 20 of the standings, while Chelsea finished 31st with 2,875 points and Spain Park finished 42nd with 2,452 points.

The Lions run to the state championship was highlighted by three consecutive victories in the regional tournaments to become the first team to accomplish that feat in state history before then finishing second at the two-day Classic to close out the championship run.

One of the most impressive parts of the final event for the Lions was the absence of Tucker Smith, who was fishing in the Bass Masters All-American Event during the same weekend.

He’s normally in the same boat as Grayson Morris, but Morris was able to carry his own weight and finished the event in eighth place thanks to a total weight of 28.19 pounds….Full Story