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Greenbrier duo wins state high school fishing title

Posted: March 19, 2016 - 11:02pm  |  Updated: March 20, 2016 - 12:07am
Greenbrier's Coleman Johnson (left) and Jacob Blumling won the Georgia state title last week.  Special
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Greenbrier's Coleman Johnson (left) and Jacob Blumling won the Georgia state title last week.

Greenbrier recently won the 2016 FLW/TBF Student Angler Federation Georgia State High School Fishing Championship. Jacob Blumling and Coleman Johnson, along with boat captain Cole Pearson, took home the championship with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, six
ounces.

Their catch was almost six pounds heavier than the second-place team of Dillon Champion and Dalton Roper from Pickens High School.

The team won the Lew’s big bass award with a 7-pound, seven-ounce fish. Blumling and Johnson also won a pair of Lew’s reels.

Seventy teams from across the state competed in the championship held last Sunday at Wildwood Park on Clarks Hill Lake. Blumling and Johnson, along with five other top finishers, advanced to the Southeast Regional qualifier, Sept. 17 at Cumberland Lake in Kentucky. In addition, the Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team and Greenbrier High School, had an excellent showing with seven of the combined 10 teams finishing in the Top 25, and every member weighed in fish.

Area team results:

Greenbrier’s Jacob Blumling/Coleman Johnson (Capt. Cole Pearson) finished first, 5 fish weighing 23.6 lbs; Clarks Hill - Kaleb Harris/Phillips Johnson (Capt. Wil Hardy) finished 10th, 5 fish weighing 14.6 lbs.

Jacob Croley (Green­brier)/Blake Stephenson (CHYFT) (Capt. Tommy Stephenson) finished 12th, 5 fish weighing 14.5 lbs.

Greenbrier’s Andrew Hackett/Britten Jenkins (Capt. Paul Casey) finished 16th, 5 fish weighing 13.12 lbs.; Clark Hill’s Mason Peace/Caleb Meaders (Capt. Ricky Peace) finished 20th, 5 fish, 12.0 lbs.; Clark Hill’s Colton Hunt/Caleb Barrow (Capt. Steven Hunt) finished 22nd, 5 fish, 11.5 lbs.

Greenbrier’s Tanner Hadden/Cy Casey (Capt. D.J. Hadden) finished 25th, 5 fish, 11.4 lbs.; Greenbrier’s Kyle Merritt/Matt Frey (Capt. Josh Rockefeller) finished 45th, 2 fish, 7.7 lbs.; Clark Hill’s Hunter Rowland/Cole Langford (Capt. Russ Bentley) finished 48th, 2 fish, 5.9 lbs.

Clark Hill’s Hunter Harpstrite/Collin Williams (Capt. Don Sheffield) finished 52nd, 2 fish, 4.7 lbs.; Clark Hill’s Davis Reville/Logan Plueger (Capt. David Reville) finished 53rd, 2 fish, 4.5 lbs.

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