On Saturday, May 10, more than 1,100 youth from across Georgia met at Rock Eagle 4-H Center to compete in State 4-H Modified Trap Shotgun Competition.
Barrow County was represented by a team of five high school and three middle school youth. Senior 4-H’ers Caleb Murphy, Jacob Maddox, Wyatt Moon, Cort Watson and Dillion Parr along with Junior 4-H’ers Briggs Williams, Clint McDaniel and Hayden Peppers competed in a two-stage competition.
The first stage called for the youth to hit a series of 25 clay pigeons one at a time. This was followed by the doubles stage where the youth had to hit two at a time in a series of 10 pigeons.
Barrow 4-H’er Dillion Parr scored the highest out of the Barrow team hitting all 25 of the single pigeons and 7-of-10 in doubles. Juniors Clint McDaniel and Hayden Peppers each hit 23-of-25 in the singles competition.
In order to compete at the state match the youth had to compete at the district qualifying match in Union County. The Barrow 4-H Shotgun team is led by head coach Ken Murphy along with assistant coaches Bill Griffith and Grady Maddox.
The Barrow 4-H shotgun team is part of Georgia 4-H’s Project S.A.F.E. program (shooting awareness, fun and education) which works to promote safe and proper handling in shooting activities. Barrow County 4-H has three Project SAFE teams: archery, BB gun and shotgun.
For more information on Barrow County 4-H and its Project SAFE programs contact the Barrow Extension Service at 90 Lanthier Street in Winder (770-307-3029) and speak with county extension coordinator Wanda McLocklin (firstname.lastname@example.org), county extension program assistant Tiffany Coles (email@example.com) or Community Service Specialist Jonathan Page (firstname.lastname@example.org).