MOULTRIE — Erica Soto shot a season-high 293 to lead the Colquitt County High rifle team to a 1,142-951 victory over visiting Dougherty High on Tuesday.

The rifle Packers are now 8-0 as they prepare for their final home match of the season on Thursday against Turner County.

The team’s score was seven points off its season-best 1,149 shot in the second match of the season, but Gunnery Sgt. Emmett Bryant said the team is on track.

“We are right on schedule,” Bryant said. “If we can just get everyone to hit on the same cylinders we’ll be all right.”

Soto cracked the 290 plateau for the third time this season and started with a perfect 100 in the prone position. She also tied her season-high with a 99 in the kneeling position and had a 94 in the standing position.

Caitlin Davis turned in her second straight 285, which included a 92 in the prone position, a 95 in the standing and a third straight 98 in the kneeling position.

Richard Boyd shot a 98 in both the prone and kneeling positions, but an 88 in the standing left him with 284.

Jeffrey Peacock, who missed the previous match with an illness, returned to shot a 97 in the prone, a 90 in the standing and a 93 in the kneeling for a 280.

Dougherty’s top score was a 252 shot by Corey Wheeler.

Todd Lamb turned in the best non-counting score, a 276 that included a season-high 99 in the prone position and a season-high 96 in the kneeling position.

He had an 81 in the standing position.

Colquitt County also got a 274 from both Ivett Soto and Nakea Jordan; a 270 from Adam Crosby; a 269 from Carmen Misenheimer; a 265 from Daniel Bastos; and a 264 from Kaitlin Turner.

Thursday’s match against Turner County will mark the final home match for Davis, Erica Soto, Peacock and Lamb, the rifle team’s four seniors.

The Packers will travel to Lee County on Wednesday, Feb. 17, for a match originally scheduled for Feb. 25.

The team will be in Ohio for a Civilian Marksmanship Program national match on Feb. 25.

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