Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s Varsity Shotgun team recently participated in the GISA State AA competition at Forest City Gun Club in Savannah, GA. The events were scheduled over a three day period and included 100 targets each in Sporting Clays, Skeet, and Trap. Making up the varsity squad are shooters Karsen Evans, Cameron Hinson, Bishop Lampp, Bradlan McDonald, Carston Tapley, Joey Todd, and James Varnes. The windy weather made the competition even more difficult, but the 2021 Shotgun team made a very impressive stand!

Compared to other AA schools with some teams having 20 or more shooters, the Crusaders team of 7 high school members finished 2nd in state! Some of the top accomplishments for this year’s state shoot were a season high for Bishop Lampp with a 95 in Skeet including a first time 25 straight, Cameron Hinson with a 92 in Skeet, James Varnes scoring a 92 in Trap, Joey Todd with a 93 in Trap, Karsen Evans with an 84 in Skeet, and Carston Tapley scoring an 86 in Sporting Clays.

The Crusader team was led by Junior Bradlan McDonald who broke a total of 289 out of 300 targets. This combined score consisted of a 97 in Sporting Clays, 99 in Skeet, and a 93 in Trap. Bradlan finished first in state for Sporting Clays, first in state for
Skeet, and fourth in state for Trap. He also took home the coveted HOA (High Overall) title in AA GISA Shotgun and was named a member of the Georgia All State Team.

Head Crusader Coach Allen McDonald says, “I would like to personally thank the coaching staff, Jamie Cauley, Lane DeFee, Matt Hinson, Bill Lampp, and Beau Varnes, along with the parents of the shooters, for their help and support during the 2021 shotgun season. The support from local sponsors has been tremendous this year. While the team will truly miss senior Karsen Evans, they are looking forward to another awesome year in 2022.”