MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County High rifle team qualified for the state championships in style on Tuesday, matching the highest score in school history and having three of its top four shooters score a 290 or better.

Colquitt County defeated Rutland High of Macon 1,163- 1,078 in the state sectional match at the Junior ROTC room at the high school.

All four Colquitt County High shooters had already qualified for the state championships individually by scoring a 290 or better in a match this season.

And the team had three scores of 290 or better on Tuesday, the first time a Colquitt County team had accomplished that in a match.

Victoria Dampier celebrated being named to the All-State rifle team by firing a 293 that included a 100 in the prone position, a 95 in the standing position and a team-high 98 in the kneeling position.

Junior Shontae Robinson was just one point back. Her 292 included a 99 in the prone position, a team-high 96 in the standing position and a 97 in the kneeling position.

Yohann Brinson had a 290 that included a 99 in the prone position, a 95 in the standing position and a 96 in the kneeling position.

Jessica Corona shot a 288, including the team’s second 100 score in the prone position.

She also had a 91 in the standing position and a 97 in the kneeling position.

Colquitt County also got non-counting scores of 272 by Amanda Thompson and 263 by Megan Dubberly.

Thompson had a 96 in the prone position and a 90 in the kneeling position.

Robinson, Thompson and Dubberly are the only three out of the top six shooters expected to be back for Colquitt County next season.

The Packers shot a 398 out of a possible 400 in the prone position.

Rutland’s high scorer was Alisha Coffman, who had a 276. Cris Gomez shot a 100 in the prone position for Rutland.

The team set its school record with a 1,163 in the area championships last week at Turner County.

The state championships will be held on April 1 at Fort Benning, where Colquitt County will be among the favorites.

Colquitt County will travel to Fort Benning on Thursday to take part in this weekend’s Junior ROTC National Championships, which will run through Saturday.

The Colquitt County rifle team qualified for the National Championships in a February qualifying match. Brinson, Dampier and Robinson are veterans of the team that finished eighth at Nationals last year.

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