GRC team competes in high school national championship

GRC bass fishing competed in national tournament

GRC bass fishing headed down south last week to participate in the high school national championship in Paris, Tennessee on Kentucky Lake.

Despite spending a week there, GRC finished 140th out 337 teams.

Over 250 schools competed including schools from three countries such as Africa and Canada.

Coach Billy Damron admits he was not pleased with the turnout, but said it was a learning experience nonetheless.

“It was not a great showing, but it could have been worse,” he said. “It was an eye-opening experience. We got to be around teams all around the world and the U.S. It was still a good experience.”

Sophomore Allen Poe said he did not do as well planned, but he still made the most of his opportunity.

“It was a cool experience,” he said. “We met a lot of new people and learned a lot while we were down there that will carry over.”

Damron said regardless of the outcome, him and his team will continue to give their best for future tournaments.

“Tt was one of those things that you learn from your mistakes,” he said. “You have to be open-minded from day to day. If your confidence goes to down, then everything else goes down with it.”…Full Story