Brookwood's Clay Target athletes had a great showing at their first match of the season this past Saturday at Flint River Trap and Skeet in Albany, Georgia. The Warriors had 19 shooters competing against 85 athletes from seven schools in the GISA. The competition consisted of 100 sporting clays and 50 skeet targets. Brookwood was led by a top five scorers of Callan Walker (127), Max Powers (114), Ava Cauley (112), Parker Lee (111) and Will Bryant (106). Walker finished the day with the fifth highest overall score in the meet. He had the second highest score in Skeet, connecting on 48 out of 50. His performance in skeet included a perfect round of 25. Ava Cauley finished as the third highest female in Skeet, hitting 43 out of 50.
The team included 8 athletes participating in their first match. The Warriors will continue to compete in matches throughout the fall to prepare for the GISA State competition in November in Savannah at the Forest City Gun Club. This sport has grown rapidly over the past few years throughout the GISA, and that is certainly evident on Brookwood's campus. The team now has 24 team members, with every grade from 6th to 12th represented. Coach Mike Simpson has expressed he is very excited about the talent being developed and expects to be successful in gunning for a state title this year. “I was really proud of our young athletes and the way they competed with positive attitudes and smiles,” Simpson said. “They continue on a pathway towards building a championship program through their commitment and parental support.”
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.