Good Hope anglers Arnold, Curington narrowly miss final round of Mossy Oak Fishing High School Championship

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Good Hope Fishing Team’s Alex Curington and Breanna Arnold weigh in after day two on Kentucky Lake (photo courtesy of Tanya Arnold)

PARIS, Tenn. – Kentucky Lake is the site of this year’s Mossy Oak Fishing High School Championship and a pair of local boats were out on the water competing. Good Hope Fishing Team is represented on Kentucky Lake by Colton Williams and Landon Graham in one boat and Alex Curington and Breanna Arnold in another.

Anglers hit the water at 6 a.m. on Thursday and after day one, Curington and Arnold found themselves near the top of the leaderboard. Weighing in at 14lbs. 4oz. after reeling in four fish, the pair of Raiders sat in fifth place in a field of over 200 elite high school anglers. Williams and Graham finished day one outside of the top 100 after weighing in at 3lbs. 15oz.

The tournament resumed Friday morning and after day two, only the top 12 boats can advance to Saturday’s championship round. Williams and Graham improved on day one with 4lbs. 8oz. on day two but it wasn’t enough to get them into the final group.

Curington and Arnold reeled in 5lbs. 3oz. on day two to bring their two-day total to 19lbs. 7oz, moving them into the top five at the time of their weigh in. As more boats continued to weigh in, the Raider anglers were knocked just outside of the top 12, finishing 16th and ending their run at this year’s tournament.

Top 12 Tournament Standings after day two:

  1. Grayson Morris – Tucker Smith: Briarwood Christian School (37-06)
  2. Mercedes Ellis – Gage Sherrod: Henry County High School (33-01)
  3. Daelyn Whaley – Lilly Smith: Abbeville High School (32-08)
  4. Tyler Finley – Hunter Jones: Mount Pleasant High School (29-09)
  5. Colby Carrier – Toby Williams: Somerset Bassmasters (27-05)
  6. Barclay Butler – Connor Mclaughlin: Scottsboro BassCats (26-09)
  7. Cole Holloway – Ryan Thomas: Morgan County High School (25-15)
  8. James Willoughby – Erik Henson: West Harrison High School (24-14)
  9. Christopher Capdeboscq – Sam Acosta: Northlake Christian School (24-11)
  10. Jordan Gregory – Blake Williams: Richcland/Connell (22-09)
  11. Levi Keith – Casey Shearer: East Jessamine High School (22-09)
  12. Marshal Robinson – Mason Fulmer: Byrnes Rebels Fishing (22-07)

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