Eagles win 3rd Annual SBA “Sportsman’s Warehouse” Team Trophy
March 14, 2015
Chattanooga, TN — The Rhea County Anglers won the 3rd Annual SBA “Sportsman’s Warehouse Team Trophy on Saturday in a tournament held at the Chickamauga Dam area in Chattanooga. This was the third tournament win of the year for the Rhea County Eagles.
Chase Watson and Drew Gunter, Cameron Poole and Wade Coleman(3rd place), and Nathan Shaver and Jesse Hooker were the top Eagle weights for today. Chase Watson and Drew Hunter were the only Rhea County team to have five keepers. Nathan Shaver and Jesse Hooker also brought in three fish which weighed 6.65 lbs.. Tyler Conley and Josh Lamb brought in two fish today that weighed 4.43 lbs.. J. W. Gailor and Wade Sneed brought in one nice bass weighing 4.21 lbs.
In the individual awards, it was Harley Owens and Jordan Belton from Campell County finished 5th but they the big fish of the day on jerk bait. They had two fish that weighed 10.16 lbs. Jordan Bolten caught a 8.02 lb fish for big fish. Soddy Daisy High School team of Owen Vice and Slater Daniel had 3 fish that weighed in at 11.03 lbs to finish 4th place. Cameron Poole and Wade Coleman had 3 fish weighing 13.27 lbs. and big fish weighting 5.84 lbs for 3rd place.
Second place went to Chase Watson and Drew Gunter with 16.06 lbs for the five fish they hauled in. First place went to Soddy Daisy’s duo of Justin Taylor and Brent Jarvis, who caught 5 fish for 21.19 lbs. They did not catch a fish last weekend. They only had 1 fish caught with 45 minutes left in the day and hit a bank and pulled in fish after fish.
Top three overall School Team Standings:
1st – Rhea County – 35.98 lbs.
2nd – Soddy Daisy – 34.65 lbs.
3rd – Campbell County – 18.06 lbs.
Team standings determined by top 3 individuals from each team.
High school teams competing in this tournament were Soddy Daisy, Sale Creek, Chattanooga Central, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Grundy County, East Hamilton, Campbell County, Jellico, and Rhea County.
Coach Brian Derlak said, “the kids that won the tournament today, Wow that was a pretty cool story. That is why you fish to the end every day.”
“Kids fished hard today. Fishing was tough today. Started out very rainy this morning.”
Rhea County Angler’s team presently has 46 member, probably the largest High School team in the Nation.
Eagle Roster listed by Class year below:
Bryar Goins – 8th
Alex Boles – 8th
John Shaver – 8th
Nate Varner – 8th
Hunter Presley- 7th grade
Patience Harris- 6th grade
Noah Varner- 6th grade