Other schools in the county have noticed the success of the GJHS and SDES teams and have begun the process to start teams as well. According to Stricker, every school in Decatur County should have an archery team next year. SDES coach Clint Pride hopes to reach an overall team score of 3,200 next year, which would be a phenomenal team score for the elementary school division.
“We surpassed all of our goals and I am super proud of them. We did great. We will have a all new team next year of fourth and fifth graders and my expectations are high. We set a high standard this year and I expect next year will be wonderful,” said Coach Pride.
The GJHS team also hopes to drive their scores higher. “We expect to have many more archers next year and for scores to go even higher. It will be great to see the program spreading to all the county schools,” said Stricker.
With such a legendary year behind them, the 2013 archers leave a blazing trail to follow. If trends continue as they have been, 2014 could bring a number of broken records.
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