GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama’s Red Hill High School duo of Jesse Franklin and Ally Huey brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 9 ounces to win the FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Guntersville Open in Guntersville, Alabama.
For their win on Lake Guntersville, the team now advances to the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship.
The top four teams that qualified for the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship are:
1st: Red Hill High School, Hayden, Ala. – Jesse Franklin and Ally Huey, five bass, 20-9
2nd: Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, Ala. – Reese Petitti and Hayden Marbut, five bass, 17-1
3rd: Sand Rock High School, Leesburg, Ala. – Brody Robison and Colton Cash, five bass, 14-13
4th: Lee County High School, Leesburg, Ga. – Peyton Dunn and Flint Davis, five bass, 13-6
Rounding out the top 10 were:
5th: Chelsea High School, Chelsea, Ala. – Braxton Hopper and Peyton Harris, five bass, 13-5
6th: Spencer County High School, Taylorsville, Ky – Andy Napier and Dalton Coale, five bass, 13-0
7th: Marietta Bass Masters Club, Marietta, Ga. – Carter Koza and Tanner Hadden, five bass, 12-7
8th: Hewitt-Trussville High School – Carson Underwood and Andrew Jones., five bass, 11-15
9th: Chapman High School, Inman, S.C. – Alex Bradley and Ryan Green, five bass, 11-12
10th: Long Creek High School, Huntersville, N.C. – Avery Doughty and Luke Miller, five bass, 11-2
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The event launched from the Lake Guntersville State Park Boat Ramp in Guntersville, Alabama, and was hosted by the Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Guntersville Open in Guntersville, Alabama, was a free, two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2021 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2020 World Finals.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.
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