2013 SAF Mississippi High School State Championship

JJune-SAF-038une 29th   – Pickwick Lake

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 can’t 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.  “I’m 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 night’s sleep before the big event.

June-SAF-033Blast 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-Tupelo—————————15.94lbs
2nd- Seth Russell / Jake Houston – Tupelo Saltillo————————14.56lbs
3rd- Fisher Young / Aubrey Cox – Smithville——————————–13.07lbs
4th – Zachary Rowan / Braxton Dowdy – Union County——————11.97lbs
5th – Camp Newcomb / Cole Smith – Parklane Academy——————11.95lbs
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 – Hernando——————————9.83lbs
10th – Joseph Clark / Justin Reynolds – Parklane Academy—————6.84lbs
11th – Schumacher /Ponds – Belmont High School—————————5.84lbs
12th – Landon Nye / Danner Trawick- Desoto Central Southaven——-5.35lbs
13th – Cole Nunnery / Logan Morel – Parklane Academy——————3.64lbs
14th – Cody Peak / Christopher Hawthorne – Centerville—————–1.97lbs
15th – Boyd Dunham / John Gray – Parklane Acedemy——————–0.00lbs