The Madison County High School rifle team was right on target in its first two matches.
Madison County (2-0) started the season by beating Jackson County 1,128-968 and Elbert County 1,126-1,109 last week.
Wade Threlkeld led Madison County in the first match, shooting a 293, and was followed by Nathan Coker (282), Ryan Bridges (278) and J.S. Fielding (275). Casey Brown (274) also competed, but his score didn’t count. Only the top four scores are counted.
By shooting a 293, Threlkeld qualified individually for the state meet. Any shooter scoring at least 290 during the regular season secures an automatic pass to state.
Madison County experienced a much tighter match against Elbert County. The Raiders led by just three points after prone position shooting but held on to win by 17 points.
Brown led the team with a 290 and qualified for state. Coker (281), Threlkeld (278) and Jacob Holliman (277) rounded out the scoring. Ryan Bridges (276) also competed, but his score didn’t count.
The rifle Raiders have added a B-team schedule to provide more shooting time for their newer members.
Madison County’s B-teamers beat Elbert County 1,025-958, led by Hanna Moon’s 276.
Garrett Cook (252), Tiffany Brown (250) and Dalton Crumley (247) rounded out the scoring.