February 20, 2014

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC precision team competed in its first-ever national competition during the JROTC Service Championships on February 14-16, 2014, in Anniston, Alabama.

The team is composed of Granbury High School students Rebecca Anderson, Hunter Dowell, Stephen Schofield, and Tyler Morrissette.

During the two-day competition, the team shot at total of 4501 points coming in 4th place, barely missing a bronze medal by 18 points. Individually, Hunter Dowell and Rebecca Anderson placed 11th and 12th respectively and only missed making the finals by seven points. Stephen Schofield shot a personal best of 1127 over the two placing him 15th overall. Tyler Morrissette rounded out the team with an impressive 1106 placing him in the 21st slot. 

“There could be no better proof of how much the GHS MCJROTC air rifle team is growing in the sport of marksmanship than to see the signs of the team being selected and advancing to national level competitions,” commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor and the team’s coach.

The field began with over 8,000 Army, Marine Corps, and Navy JROTC athletes last November when teams representing over 1,000 units began sending postal targets to the Civilian Marksmanship Program to be scored. The Granbury ranked tenth in the nation leading up the contest.

“This was the biggest trip of the year, and I was pretty excited when I found out we had made the cut for nationals,” commented Casey.  “We have been working up to this match for a while now, and I’m very proud of how the cadets performed at the national level.”


The cadets have made a name for themselves in the shooting community, according to Casey. “We will be the team to beat next year. I’m confident of that,” he said.


Pictured are (left to right) Dowell, Schofield, Anderson, and Morrissette.