Statesboro High School’s rifle team hosted a competition on March 3, 2015, and has been doing well this season because of their hard work and dedication to their sport.
Most students at SHS are fans of football, soccer, baseball, and track, but the air rifle team doesn’t get as much recognition. Many don’t even know exactly what it is that they do. Their season began in January, and they have been working really hard at their practices on Mondays through Thursdays to prepare for their ten matches that they have this season. At each match, six team members shoot in the three shooting positions: standing, kneeling, and prone and can each earn 300 points or 100 per position. The four highest scores are taken, which makes 1200 points a perfect score. Statesboro High’s average is 1100.
The top six teams will make it to playoffs.
“We haven’t made it to playoffs in four years,” Said Colonel Brian Knox, “It will be good if we make it to playoffs.”
The state championship will be held at Fort Benning, Ga, at their Olympic scoring range which scores more precisely. As for the rest of their season, the team hopes to continue to do well until the end of the season in March.