The anglers of the South Effingham High School bass-fishing team, along with others from across the state, made history this weekend, traveling to Bainbridge to compete in the inaugural Georgia High School Athletics Association bass fishing competition.
The Saturday event, held on Lake Seminole, was the first of four qualifiers in which the top 15 teams (consisting of two anglers and one boat captain) qualify for the state championship which is to be held in May on Lake Lanier. South Effingham entered six of the 120 total teams at Lake Seminole. None clinched a spot in the top 15 but five of the six attended the weigh-in after catching one or more fish.
Senior Tyler Thompson led South Effingham with his bag weighing nearly 10 pounds.
.Nearly half of the entered teams attended weigh-in with empty nets.
The next state qualifier will be on West Point Lake in Lagrange on Feb. 13.