The Lee County 4-H Shotgun team is celebrating a big win this weekend. They're now state champions.
The Lee County Senior team won first place at the State Modified Trap Competition at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Georgia. They competed against 140 teams from 50 counties around the state.
The team wore pink armbands and bandanas in memory of their former teammate, Tyler Smith, who died in April after sustaining injuries from a car accident in May of last year. One of the coaches says this is the first time they've won state as team.
"I've been coaching for four or five years now and we have had some individual shooters win at state but this is the first time that we have actually won the state as a team," said Jimmy Norman.
"It felt wonderful, everybody was jumping up and down, felt like we just won the Superbowl," said team member Landon Moore.
14-year-old Landon Moore made the final shot that led the team to victory.
Coach Jerry Ramsey had this to say about his team:
Landon Moore, Matthew Jowers, Tyler Ramsey, Bo Westberry, Josh Knight, Austin Purvis, and Ben Rollins were the 7 person team that captured top honors and the 2014 State 4-H Shotgun competition yesterday at Rock Eagle.
The whole team performed extremely well. We entered 16 individuals in the senior division and 8 juniors. It took a team effort to make this accomplishment come true. As head coach, I could not be more proud of our whole team.
We had 4 perfect rounds of 25/25 allowing them to compete in the doubles competition; Hunter Howell (junior team), Landon Moore, Matthew Jowers, and Tyler Ramsey. 1159 shooters competed yesterday. There were over 30,000 shots fired. Lee County came out on top. Thanks to all of the team members, parents and supports. Everyone should be so proud.