Tyler Hilton and Caleb Crawford of Parkway put together a five-fish limit that weighed 15 pounds, 13 ounces to win The Bass Federation/Student Angler Federation Louisiana State Championship high school bass tournament Saturday on Sibley Lake.
Hilton and Crawford, which fished under the team name South Bossier High School, edged the Natchitoches Central duo of Dustin Howell and Logan Anderson by two ounces in the 78-boat field.
Howell and Anderson claimed the Lew’s Big Bass award with an 8-pound fish.
The Haughton team of Trent Hunt and Joshua Dupree finished third with a limit weighing 14-8. Their bag was anchored by a very respectable 6-2 bass.
The top seven teams advance to the Southern Conference Regional Championship, which will be held in Shreveport in October.
The City of Natchitoches and Northwestern State University once again served as host to the event, which drew anglers from across the state of Louisiana.
Colby Robinson and Nick Nocilla from Barbe High School came in fourth narrowly with a 14-4 bag right in front of John Gault and Owen Greg from St. Fredrick High School with a 14-2 limit.
Tyler Thames and Lauren Rowe from Live Oak High School claimed the 6th spot with a limit weighing 12-10.
Clayton Simmons and Preston Lonadier from Loyola College Prep High School locked down the final qualifying spot with a 12-44.
The TBF/FLW Championship series continues its trek across the country with events in Illinois and Indiana coming up this weekend.
— Staff Reports