Special to SEGAZINE
The Dragon Group took both the Armed and Unarmed Divisions leading to the Overall Championship.“We took 2 teams into each category of competition except in the Exhibition Categories and had “Top 5” finishes from them,” stated Major Bryan Watson.
“All the teams were focused and made us proud of what they done.”In the Unarmed Division, Jonathan Mogan led the Drill Team #1 to a 1st in Regulation Drill and 3rd in Inspection. Mogan was also awarded the Outstanding Commander’s Trophy. Brandon Davis led Drill Team #2 to a 1st in Inspection and 2nd in Regulation Drill.
Taylor Bailey led the Exhibition Team to a 2nd place finish, and Andrew Smith led the Color Guard Team to a 5th place finish. Smith was also awarded the Outstanding Commander’s Trophy.These finishes combined to give the Dragon Group the Division Championship.Next up was the Armed Division, where the Dragons continued to dominate the competition. Dominick Stanziale led Team #1 to a 1st in Inspection and 1st in Regulation Drill. Ethan Mogan led Team #2 to a 2nd in Regulation Drill and 5th in Inspection. Mogan was also awarded the Outstanding Commander’s Trophy in Regulation Drill.“I couldn’t believe our team had done so great! I knew we had worked hard, but we have a lot of freshman on the team,” stated Mogan. Jordan Bailey led the Exhibition Team to a 1st Place finish and Bailey was awarded the Outstanding Commander Trophy.Evangelina Flores commanded the Color Guard team to a 2nd Place finish, and she also won the Outstanding Commander Trophy.Winning 3 of the 4 categories made it obvious the Dragon Group had won the Armed Division.The Dragons are in action next at the Dutchtown Invitational at Dutchtown High School on February 8th. The Dragons want to thank the parents that travel the 5 hours to Brantley County to support the teams.More photos and info can be found at http://jeffcityafjrotc.weebly.com/.