Highland Marina Resort hosted the GICAA Regional Open Bass Tournament last weekend on March 3rd. The GICAA, officially known as Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Conference, uses sporting events like this tournament to promote Christian values through healthy athletic competition. Though mainly focusing on Christian and other independent schools, the GICAA opened last weekend’s competition to various types of middle and high schools across Georgia. Callaway High School of Troup County was joined by schools from surrounding Harris and Heard counties along with several schools from other parts of Georgia.
The tournament ran from 7 AM to 3 PM and featured thirty-two teams each trying to reel in the heaviest catch. After eight hours on the water, competitors brought their haul to the weigh station.
The average weight returned by competitors was a little over 6 lbs. Callaway High School’s twoman team did well with an above-average weight of 6-lbs 11-oz off five fish.
In comparison, the topthree teams all brought in more than 8 lbs of fish. Creekside Christian Academy took third place with a respectable 8-lb 15-oz haul off five fish. Peachtree Academy boasted an impressive catch with 9-lbs 6-oz.
But it was the MAHS Zoomjiggers who stole the show.
Hauling in a whopping 13-lb 6-oz total, the Zoomjiggers destroyed their competition. One of the first teams to have their fish weighed, the MAHS squad set the bar early and stood watch confidently as one-by-one their opponents failed to match up. No one even came close.
The MAHS Zoomjiggers and other top-teams will advance to the next round of the tournament. The GICAA Open High School State Championship will be held on Saturday, March 17 at Little River Park Campground & Marina in Milledgeville, GA.
The author of this article can be reached via email at jboggs@troupcountynews. net.