The team of Caden Cowan and Cason Love placed second in the Stephenville High School Bass Club’s final regular-season tournament, each tucking away $1,000 in scholarship money.
SHS has 10 teams that qualified to compete in the bass fishing regional tournament. They are: Kreed Averhoff/Jordan Kalsbeck; Brayden Stoker/Peyton Vanden Berge; Caden Cowan/Cason Love; Clayton Easter/Reece Elston; Hunter Mayo/Grady Hicks; Corbin Poston/Layne Prosise; Mason Barney/Caden Green; Justin Clack/Jace Moore; Brady Morton/Carson McKinney; and Allen Moerman/Brayden Edrington.
Also, four SHS teams qualified for the Angler of the Year Championship — Kreed Averhoff/Jordan Kalsbeck; Brayden Stoker; Peyton Vanden Berge; Caden Cowan/Cason Love; and Clayton Easter/Reece Elson.
The regional, state and Angler of the Year tournaments are on hold because of the current coronavirus concerns, and those dates are yet to be decided. That’s according to the bass club’s organizer D’Anna Green, who is also the girls athletics coordinator at Henderson Junior High School.
Love and Cowan snagged five fish with a total weight of 18.04 pounds in the tournament, which was March 7 at Lake Whitney, leading SHS to a fourth-place finish in the final team standings for the year. Grandview won with 484 points, followed by runner-up Azle with 481, Keller third with 479 and SHS with 476.
The event featured a total of 178 teams, and 356 fish were caught in all with an average weight of 2.37 pounds. The average number of fish caught per team was two.
Sixth place at Lake Whitney went to Jordan Kalsbeek and Kreed Averhoff, with five fish weighing 13.67 pounds. Brayden Stoker and Peyton Vanden Berge placed seventh with five totaling 13.34 pounds. The team of Clayton Easter and Reece Elston were 11th with five fish weighing 13.03 pounds.