The Madison County rifle team earned a come-from-behind 1,128-1,101 victory over Lumpkin County March 18 to qualify for the state match April 4 in Ft. Benning.
The Raiders trailed by five points after the first round in the prone position the host, but gained an 11-point lead in the standing position and held on to win by 27 points.
Senior Casey Brown led Madison County with a 289, followed by Wade Threlkeld (287), Nathan Coker (281) and J.S. Fielding (271).
Brown and Alexis John of Lumpkin County both shot perfect scores in the prone position (hitting 10 of 10 “bulls”).
The 12 winning teams in the state tournament and the two highest scoring losing teams advance to the state finals. Also, any individual who shot a 290 or better at some point in the season is invited to Ft. Benning.