2013 SAF Mississippi High School State Championship
30 youth from all corners of the state of Mississippi traveled to the Tennessee River near Iuka, MS June 28th and 29th for the SAF MS High School State Championship. From the Gulf Coast to the Delta area the High School anglers had the map covered. Fishing on Pickwick in June is widely considered to be the best of the year and these young anglers could feel it. Spirits were high during the pre-tournament meeting, held Friday evening at State Line Boat Ramp. I cant wait to get out there, said Rhett Hensley, a 15 year old High School Freshman at Magnolia Heights, near Coldwater, Mississippi. The ledge bite should be great after the TVA Starts pulling current after 10 today, added Ty Jobe, a 17 year old Pickwick regular and former TBF State Champion back in 2011. Im ready, was all Nathan Morlok, the 2010 MS TBF champion had to say. Participants were briefed on the lake length limits and tournament rules for the event and then released to their hotels for a short nights sleep before the big event.
Blast off for Saturdays main event went very smoothly, with all 15 teams jetting into the breaking sun light. Here are the results from the tournament.
2013 SAF Mississippi High School State Championship, June 28th, State Line Boat Ramp, Counce, TN
1st- Garrett Riles / Ty Cox Potts Camp-Tupelo15.94lbs 2nd- Seth Russell / Jake Houston Tupelo Saltillo14.56lbs 3rd- Fisher Young / Aubrey Cox Smithville13.07lbs 4th Zachary Rowan / Braxton Dowdy Union County11.97lbs 5th Camp Newcomb / Cole Smith Parklane Academy11.95lbs 6th Rhett Hensley / Lane Kemper Magnolia Heights-11.36lbs 7th Chandler Higginbottom / Hayden Sparks Belmont High-11.28lbs 8th Ty Jobe / Drake Anthony Lewisburg / Magnolia -10.46lbs 9th Nathan Morlok / Will Gossett Hernando9.83lbs 10th Joseph Clark / Justin Reynolds Parklane Academy6.84lbs 11th Schumacher /Ponds Belmont High School5.84lbs 12th Landon Nye / Danner Trawick- Desoto Central Southaven-5.35lbs 13th Cole Nunnery / Logan Morel Parklane Academy3.64lbs 14th Cody Peak / Christopher Hawthorne Centerville1.97lbs 15th Boyd Dunham / John Gray Parklane Acedemy0.00lbs