Archery team prepares for upcoming season

Going to state is the main focus for the Archery team this season. With younger kids moving up and experienced shooters on the team, the archery team is well-rounded and aims to score high enough to go to state.

“I hope that we score high enough to qualify for state,” said archery coach Jackie Downing.

In order to qualify for state a high school individual needs to shoot at least a 269 in one if the tier rounds, in order for the team to qualify for state the top twelve scores on the team need to add up to at least 2,999.

“I would like to hit bulls eyes, and eventually go to state,” said senior Bradley Hoover. “I just need to keep practicing to sharpen my skills.”

Along with hopes to go to state, the archery team plans to improve itself with practice and moving middle schoolers up to shoot on the high school level.

“The high school team came up short on numbers,” said Downing. “We will move up our decent middle school shooters to fill in the spots for the more experienced high school team.”

There are nine high school shooters and the team needs to have at least twelve with a maximum of 24 therefore about seven middle school shooters will move to the high school team.

“I hope to better myself and be more accurate, so I can make it to state,” said junior Marissa Brown.

As the season is under way the team is practicing and looking forward to the rest of the season. In a recent contest at Skyline freshman Rayne Faulconer placed first in the guys competition and senior Megan Brown placed first for girls, she also qualified for state at the end of last years archery season.

“I am looking forward to shoot with my friends,” said Brown

“We have good shooters from last year, and decent new shooters,” said Downing. “I am looking forward to watching them improve and getting good scores.”

The archery team competes occasionally on Saturdays.