Elbert County ROTC Rifle Team in State Title Hunt

March 19, 2013

The Elbert County JROTC Rifle Team is in the hunt for another state championship appearance, with the main goal being to win the state competition this year.

The rifle team has made it to the state competition six years in a row, and came away with an eighth place finish last year.

Rifle Team Coach Major Ed Lovin said his team is so deep with shooters, that the biggest concern is figuring out who to use in competitions.

“This year we have a strong team, and I am hoping to do a much better job at state”, said Lovin. “The hardest thing right now is figuring out who to shoot, because we have so many good shooters, and I am limited to four shoots in sectionals and the finals.”

Overall the team is fairly young only fielding one senior by the name of Taylor Seagers, so Major Lovin feels that the team has a pretty solid window to be title contenders.

“I have about three juniors, a sophomore, and then two freshmen”, said Lovin. “I am hoping that these next two years we will have a window to win a couple of state championships.”

All indications are that the team will take on Wilcox County out of south Georgia in the next round of the area competitions, and that match will likely take place tomorrow afternoon.

The Elbert County rifle team is coming off an undefeated regular season with a record of 8-0.

The state competition is set to take place later this year in early April.