Headland’s Cole Burdeshaw & Jacob Hartzog win Alabama BASS Nation High School Trail State Championship Title at Lake Eufaula May 22-23. The State Champions anchored their winning weight with a second day bag of 19.60 lbs giving them a 2 day total of 31.44lbs.
The two high school seniors previously qualified for the National Championship earlier in the year, but this title again secured their spot at the next level. As National Qualifiers, Burdeshaw and Hartzog will compete in the Costa Bassmasters High School National Championship. They will be one of 22 teams who will be representing Alabama on Kentucky Lake, Paris Tennessee from July 22-25th 2015.
It was also a great day for McCord and Cherry who jumped from place # 55 after the first day’s weigh in to #8; giving them a top ten finish with a two day total weight of 20.88lbs.
Fishing against 250 anglers from all across Alabama, Headland also secured the BASS Nation High School title of “Team of the Year”. During the two-day tournament, the top 6 Angler Team champs pulled in the win with a combined two day weight of 66lbs.
Headland Bass Team members are Cole Burdeshaw, Jacob Hartzog, Zach Buchanan, Andrew Chapman, Peyton McCord, Addison Speigner, Aaron Cherry, Ryan Chambers, and Garrett King, alternate. Coaches are Gina Burdeshaw and Jeffrey McCord. Official Boat Captains are Jeffrey McCord, Hank Herbold, Keith Chapman, Webb Speigner, Tim Hartzog, Joe Burdeshaw, Jason Cherry and Chris Grandstaff. A big thank you to our families, boat captains, and sponsors for helping us get here. Without them we would not have made it!
A big thank you to our sponsors this season: Hinkle Marine, Humminbird, Glen & Carla Gulledge, Headland Peanut Whse. Co-Op, HNB First, Cook’s Pest Control, Dixon Development & Construction, LLC, Davis Oil Co, Inc., Walden, Inc., Winford & Millie Gulledge, Headland ACE Hardware, Inc., Golden Peanut, Federated Insurance, CIDS, Inc., Webbering Website Services, TigerRodz, Henry County Gin, LLC, Southeast Alabama Gas District, Deep South Home Medical Equipment, B&E Trucking, Tropical Smoothie Café’, DeShazo Cattle Farm, and all of our Booster Club Members.