Saturday, September 23, 2023

Carroll Skeet Shooters Excel at Texas State Competition

The Carroll varsity skeet shooters brought an outstanding mental game last weekend and shut down arch rivals Allen High School, Katy, Dripping Springs, Spartans, Red Oak, and many others at the 2017 Texas State Competition at Ellis County Sportsman’s Club.

At the apex of varsity skeet round 3 of 4, the 6  squad members crushed 149 targets out of 150. Perfect scores were achieved simultaneously by team captain Nick Godfrey, Bennett Gall, Spencer Fairchild, Cameron Switzer, and Tyler Hall.

Not to be outdone, Alex Shockley posted his perfect score in the next round. The winning squad of 3 members was Bennett Gall 99, Cameron Switzer 98 and Gunner Perkins 97.

In addition to varsity team skeet first place, individual awards were won in skeet. The first place, the 2017 Texas State Skeet Champion  trophy was awarded to Cocaptain Bennett Gall who won the overall skeet event with a near perfect score of 99 out of 100.  He was followed by Co-captain Cameron Switzer in second place and one target behind with 98. Cameron won an intense skeet doubles shootoff to secure the second place position.

The event included 180 skeet competitors. Also, Gunner Perkins scored sixth with 97, Alex Shockley eighth with 96.

In the team combined score of trap, skeet, and sporting clays, we captured second overall. Top scores in skeet were Bennett Gall 99, Cameron Switzer 98 and Gunner Perkins 97. Sporting clays team leaders were Gunner Perkins 90, Austin Mossberg 89 and Bennett Gall 87. Trap team leaders were Team Captain Nick Godfrey 90, Spencer Fairchild 88, Cameron Switzer 87, Intermediate shooter Reed Frieling 86 and Bennett Gall 85.

In sporting clays, two Dragons were in the top 10 out of 180 shooters, Gunner Perkins captured sixth place with a score of 90/100, and Austin Mossberg shot 89 to capture ninth.

The varsity team also scored second in team trap with Nick Godfrey leading the team with a score of 90, followed by Spencer Fairchild 88, Cameron Switzer 87, Bennett Gall 85 and Alex Shockley 85.

In the Intermediate division, 7-8th grade, we scored many top positions. Aiden Piel shot an impressive 94 in skeet to secure 2nd overall and  Cole Miller shot a 90 to secure 4th.  In sporting clays, Jackson Switzer scored 81 for 2nd place overall. Reed Frieling shot 3rd overall in trap with a score of 86.

The Intermediates also won first place squad in trap with team members Reed Frieling 86, Nate Gall 82, Aiden Piel 80, Jackson Switzer 80 and Cole Miller 77. Intermediate Lady Sydney Nickel won 4th in trap with a score of 69.  Intermediates Jackson Switzer 81, Nate Gall 72 and Hunter Morrison 75 won blue ribbons for first place squad in sporting clays. In addition, when all 3 disciplines were combined for High Overall scores, the Intermediates showed great team depth by taking 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 10th.

Junior Varsity athletes Cole Sanders 93 and Sam Williams 91 placed in the top 10 in skeet.

The next competition is June 10-11, SCTP Regionals at Ellis County Sportsmans Club.