Back L-R: Coach Tim Cochran, Dawson Jackson, Brannon Parker, Cameron Bennett, Brent Miller, Brenden Mitchell, Weston Powell, Tristan Cochran, Head Coach Jule Powell
Front L-R: Grayson Griffin, Shelby Copeland, Judson Findley, Michael Rich, John Maples, Taylor Barber, Kaden Smith, Logan Rich and Blake Fagan
The Decatur County 4-H Shotgun Team competed in the 2019 State 4-H Modified Trap Target Challenge Weekend at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on May 11, 2019. Over 900 4-H students from across Georgia participated in the shotgun match. Placing 7th out of 51 teams was the junior team of Brannon Parker, Michael Rich, Logan Rich, Judson Findley and Blake Fagan. Cameron Bennett shot a perfect 25 advancing him to the final round.
Decatur County 4-H Senior Shotgun team members (9th-12th grade) participating at Rock Eagle were Tristan Cochran, Cameron Bennett, Brent Miller, Weston Powell, Kaden Smith, Dawson Jackson, John Willis Maples, Brenden Mitchell, and Taylor Barber. Shelby Copeland, Blake Fagan, Judson Findley, Grayson Griffin, Brannon Parker, Logan Rich and Michael Rich represented the Decatur County 4-H Junior team (7th-8th grade).
In order to attend the state match, all team members participate in a District Qualification Match where Juniors must break 16 out of 25 targets and Seniors must break 20 out of 25 targets to proceed to the state competition. Decatur County 4-H hosted a District Qualification Match at Commodore Industrial Park on April 13, 2019.
2018-19 Decatur County 4-H Shotgun team members include Lance Adams, Taylor Barber, Cameron Bennett, Tristan Cochran, Shelby Copeland, Blake Fagan, Brannon Fagan, Judson Findley, Grayson Griffin, Dawson Jackson, John Willis Maples, Brent Miller, Brenden Mitchell, Hayden Martin, Brannon Parker, Weston Powell, Logan Rich, Michael Rich and Kaden Smith. These 4-H students have been practicing each week since February under the guidance of dedicated volunteer coaches. Coaches for the Decatur County 4-H Shotgun Team are Todd Martin, Jule Powell and Tim Cochran.
The Georgia 4-H Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education Program (S.A.F.E.) is sponsored by The Georgia 4-H Foundation. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. For more information about Decatur County 4-H, call the Decatur County Extension Office at (229) 248-3033.