The state SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) Competition for Trap and Sporting Clays was held Saturday, June 9 at the Lake Oconee Gun Club in Putnam County near Lake Oconee. The Lake Oconee Gun Club is home turf for the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team that brought home First Place for Georgia in Trap and Sporting Clays.

The Lake Oconee Shotgun Team that took first in state Varsity Trap competition consisted of five young men: Troy Crisp, Clay Porter and Chance Moss of Morgan County, Eli Franks of Putnam County and Caleb Collins of Columbia County.

The Lake Oconee Shotgun Team that took first in State Junior Varsity Sporting Clays Competition consisted of three young men: Clay Porter and Chance Moss of Morgan County and Wesley Brooks of Newton County.

The state SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) Competition for Skeet was held Saturday, June 20 at the Tom Lowe Shooting Club in Atlanta. Despite blistering heat the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team brought home another first place for the Junior Varsity Skeet Competition. The team consisting of Clay Porter, Chance Moss and Wesley Brooks shot a very impressive 578 out of a possible 600 targets. Clay Porter resides in Morgan County with his parents Chip and Shannon Porter; he is in the 10th grade and attends Gatewood School in Putnam County. Chance Moss resides in Morgan County with his parents Jason and Jody Moss; he is in the 10th grade and attends Morgan County High School. Wesley Brooks resides in Newton County with his parents David and Sherry Brooks; he is in the 11th grade and attends Eastside High in Newton County.

Chance Moss received a $500 scholarship from the SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) for being the State Highest Overall Shooter. Chance Moss dropped only four targets out of a possible two hundred.

Head Coach of the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team Sammy McFaddin of Morgan County will be traveling with the team to Sparta, Ill. in July where they will compete in the National SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) Competition at the World Shooting Complex. The national competition will be held July 22 - 26.

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