JEFFERSON, Texas – The Benton High School duo of Peyton Grantham of Benton, Louisiana, and Tanner Underwood of Bossier City, Louisiana, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Lake of the Pines Presented by Googan Baits Presented by Hosting Pro Jeff Sprague on Saturday in Jefferson, Texas. The victory advanced the winning team to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|RANK||SCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITY||ANGLER NAME||BASS||WEIGHT|
|1st||Benton High School*||Peyton Grantham* Tanner Underwood*||5||22-15|
|2nd||Hallsville*||Noah Jarrett* Cooper Mayes*||5||22-4|
|3rd||Henderson*||Brayden Cross* Jack Hacker*||5||16-1|
|4th||Elizabeth High School||Ty Haymon Bryce Tichy||5||15-10|
|5th||Carlisle High School||Colby Crim Caleb Crim||5||15-9|
|6th||Harleton||Brayten Harper Corbin Sanders||5||15-8|
|7th||Winnsboro||Gage Ivey Pake South||5||15-4|
|8th||North Desoto||Will Henderson Justin Lafitte||5||15-1|
|9th||North Desoto||Evan Howe Drake Wadsworth||5||13-14|
|10th||Queen City Bass Fishing Assoc.||Dylan Benson Carson Dillinger||5||13-10|
*Top 10% of teams advance to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship
Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
2021 UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Mississippi River Open Presented by Googan Baits||July 31||Mississippi River, La Crosse, Wis.||La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals||Jun. 30 – Jul. 3||Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C.||Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau|
The first 25 high school teams that enter each U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournament will receive a free Favorite Fishing package, including one Favorite Fishing casting rod and reel, one Favorite Fishing spinning rod and reel, six packs of Googan Baits and two Favorite Fishing hats, a total package value of $230. Most tournaments will also be hosted by a Bass Pro Tour angler or Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler, giving high school students the chance to meet the sport’s top pros. As an added bonus, the winning team at each tournament will receive a guided fishing trip with their pro angler host.
U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and are open to any MLF 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 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship. The U.S. Army High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the U.S. Army 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.