BassCats to send 20 for State Tournament

Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017

This past weekend the BassCats competed in the final stop on the Georgia Bass Trail, where they aimed to qualify even more teams for the State Tournament in June.

The BassCats set out on Lake Blackshear with the mission of qualifying at least two more teams.

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They did not qualify as many teams over the weekend as they hoped, but according to coach Roy Matthews the BassCats qualified one more team. They now have 20 teams competing for the state championship.

The junior division team of Caleb Reynolds and Lex Thompson were the last minute qualifier. Not only did they qualify, but they also brought home first place in the junior division and fifth place overall for the Blackshear Tournament with a total weight of 10.04 pounds.

For the senior division, the BassCats have qualified nine teams. The teams are Jackson Conley and Stokes Moore, Bryson Arthur and Cuyler Duke, Black Daughtry and Dustin Hand, Griffin Long and Dalton Harrell, Kaled Varnum and Tanner Timmons, Hudson Barber and John Kirkus, Cody Lambert and Andru Matthews, Nicholas Boyett and Luke McConnell, Lanie Birdsong and Alyson Matthews.

At the junior level, the BassCats qualified 11 teams. The teams are Bowynn Brown and Owen Richard, Hunter Davis and Colton Harrell, Gage Sellers and Blake Fagan, Gunner Thomas and Chase Harrell, Garrett Cox and Cason Priest, Ashton Aldridge and Reece Conley, Hilton White and Anibal Garcia, Miles Cundiff and Brock Lewis, Aiden Matthews and Ashton Matthews, Drew Arthur and Brody Thomas, Caleb Reynolds and Lex Thompson.

“Huge thank you to our booksters, parents, boat captains, community and school administration for the support they have provided this season,” said Matthews.