GHSA Rifle State Championships

Destiny Collier leads ECHS with 7th-place finish

by Staff Reports

East Coweta's rifle team came away less than satisfied following its final effort of the 2013 season.

But expect a group of underclassmen to just be getting started with making trips to the GHSA State Championships.

Led by freshman Destiny Collier's seventh-place individual finish, all four shooters from Saturday's finals at Fort Benning's Pool International Shooting Complex in Columbus will be eligible to return for East Coweta next season. 

Collier fired a 388.5 following her final individual round, having led East Coweta in team competition with a 291 out of a possible 300. 

Six of the top seven shooters in the state were girls led by North Forsyth's Rebecca Godwin (393.1), Lumpkin County's Heather Johnson (391.5) and Columbus standout Marissa Furney (391.4). 

As a team, East Coweta posted a 1,121 out of 1,200, well below its previous effort of 1,151 from its state semifinal match.

Glen Lauzon added a 280 followed by fellow sophomores Ashton Collier (279) and Charles Matthews (271).

Area 5 rival Union Grove gave East Coweta's division its fifth state championship over the last six years with a score of 1,145. They were the only schools representing Area 5 in the state finals.

North Forsyth earned a tiebreaker for second over Lumpkin after both schools posted identical scores of 1,140. Northside-Columbus and Ware County both added efforts of 1,135 while placing fourth and fifth, respectively.


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