Gloria Deo Academy Wins MLF High School Fishing Tournament on Lake of the Pines

November 14, 2022
High School Fishing Tournaments

JEFFERSON, Texas (Nov. 14, 2022) – Springfield, Missouri’s Gloria Deo Academy team of Caden Ball of Nixa, Missouri, and William Kuzemka of Springfield, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Tournament at Lake of the Pines.

A field of 43 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which was hosted by East Texas Baptist University. In MLF and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10% of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The top four teams that advanced to the 2023 High School Fishing National Championship are:

                1st: Gloria Deo Academy, Springfield, Mo. – Caden Ball and William Kuzemka, five bass, 11-6
                2nd: Grand Saline High School, Grand Saline, Texas – Maddux Bartlett and Bryce Henry, five bass, 9-10
                3rd: Parkway High School, Bossier City, La. – Chris Bacot and Daegan Bates, three bass, 9-6
                4th: Oologah-Talala High School, Oologah, Okla. – Garin Baade and Jack Major, three bass, 9-4

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:

                5th: Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, North Orange, Texas – Jacob Longlois and Slade Nunnally, three bass, 7-2
                6th: East Texas Thunder – Collin Foley of Kingwood, Texas, and Zane Parker of Goodrich, Texas, four bass, 6-13
                7th: North Desoto High School, Stonewall, La. – Benton Miller and Drake Wadsworth, two bass, 6-3
                8th: Quitman High School, Quitman, La. – Hayden Davis and Maddox Duck, two bass, 6-3
                9th: Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, North Orange, Texas – Jay Delk and Kevin Shae Low, three bass, 5-5
                10th: Huntington High School, Huntington, Texas – Brise Hazelton and Jovanni Smith, three bass, 5-4