Byron Captures IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional

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Byron has had a big sports school year on the courts, the fields, the golf course and now on the water. The Tigers won the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional Friday on Pierce Lake at Rock Cut State Park.

The Tigers top three-fisherman team had the biggest five-fish haul of the day. The total haul exceeded 10 pounds. Pecatonica finished second at just over eight pounds and Boylan’s team 1 finished third at eight pounds on the nose. Those three teams will head to the State Bass Fishing Tournament in two weeks at Carlyle Lake in  Southern Illinois.

The largest single Bass was caught by Erza Nitz in boat #1 from Rockford Christian High School. The bass weighed 4 pounds, 37 ounces.

Final Sectional Results:

1 Byron #1 10 lb 74 oz
2 Pecatonica #1 8 lb 42 oz
3 Rockford (Boylan Catholic) #1 8 lb 00 oz
4 Rockford (Guilford) #1 7 lb 76 oz
5 Poplar Grove (North Boone) #1 6 lb 24 oz
6 Rockford (Lutheran) #1 6 lb 06 oz
7 Durand #2 5 lb 76 oz
8 Durand #1 5 lb 73 oz
9 Rockford (R. Christian) #1 5 lb 62 oz
10 South Beloit #1 5 lb 54 oz
11 Belvidere (North) #1 5 lb 31 oz
12 Pecatonica #2 4 lb 83 oz
13 Rockford (R. Christian) #2 4 lb 29 oz
14 Poplar Grove (North Boone) #2 3 lb 54 oz
15 Belvidere (North) #2 3 lb 15 oz

Advancing teams


Head Coach: Casey Morgan
Driver: Casey Morgan
Drew Morgan
Ricky Messling
Colton Ingram


Head Coach: Brett Dunn
Driver: Brett Dunn
Nick Gasparini
Danny Daly

Rockford (Boylan Catholic)

Head Coach: Joe Monarski
Driver: Peter Schmeling
Pete Dal Pra
Nick NeCollins
Dave Girgenti
Jacob Sciame

Alternate team

Rockford (Guilford)

Head Coach: Brian Hansas
Driver: Brian Hansas
Ian Rimorin
Marie Burns


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