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Lee County rifle team advancing to third straight championship

the riflery team faced off against Columbus High (Source: WALB) the riflery team faced off against Columbus High (Source: WALB)
Captain Albert Schuette has led the team for 14 years (Source: WALB) Captain Albert Schuette has led the team for 14 years (Source: WALB)
Shooters get 10 total shots at the 10 targets on the perimeter (Source: WALB) Shooters get 10 total shots at the 10 targets on the perimeter (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

One of the many Semifinal matches for riflery was down in Leesburg pitting Lee County vs. Columbus High.

There are 12 semifinal matches going on around the state of Georgia. The winning teams of the each of the matches advance to the finals along with the top two scores from losing squads. 

The Trojans won 1135 to 1112. Lee County has advanced to the finals for the third straight year with the victory today.

The team has never won a state championship...and will be making their 5th trip ever to the championship.

Lee County's coach explains how scoring is measured.

"They get one shot at each of these 10 scoring targets," said Captain Albert Schuette. "The little white dot is a 10, and then it works out the rings from there.A perfect score is 10 on each target, 100 in each position or a 300 for each shooter. "

The state finals are the second weekend of April at Fort Benning. Last year the Trojans placed 3rd.

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