Madison Central Wins Kentucky State High School Championship

MONTICELLO, Ky. (April 14, 2015) – The Madison Central High School team of Logan and Ethan Gabbard brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2015 Kentucky State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Cumberland. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a High School Fishing conference championship on Lake Lanier in September.

“We caught most of our fish on a combination of shaky-head rigs and crankbaits today” stated Logan, a senior who is the elder statesman of the brother duo. “We made a 30 minute run toward the dam first thing this morning trying to find a little cleaner water”

2015 KY Champions
Logan and Ethan Gabbard of Madison Central High School (Photo courtesy of FLW)
The top eight teams to advance to the conference championship were:
  1st:        Madison Central High School – Logan Gabbard and Ethan Gabbard, five bass, 18-3
  2nd:      South Laurel High School – Logan Martin and Kyler Petrey, five bass, 14-6
  3rd:       Corbin High School – Marcus Davis and Dalton Wooten, four bass, 12-13
  4th:       Corbin High School – Tanner Jordan and Christian Warren, five bass, 11-4
  5th:       Madison Central High School – Ronald Neal and Ashton Glasscock, four bass, 11-3
  6th:       Madison Southern High School – Logan Lakes and Tristian Turner, four bass, 11
  7th:       Corbin High School – Tristan Jordan and Don Taylor, four bass, 10-10
  8th:       Madison Central High School – Will Blankenship and Brandon Huntzinger, five bass, 10
  8th:       Corbin High School – Jeremy Elliott and Jordan Elliott, five bass, 10
Complete results can be found at
The 2015 Kentucky State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
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