Tallulah Falls - Tallulah Falls School senior Marshall Williams of Toccoa on Friday was named Positive Athlete by The Positive Athlete for the Northeast Georgia Region. Williams, a founding member of the TFS bass fishing team, was the honoree for the "Alternate Sports" category.
"It's very hard to stay positive in competitive bass fishing because of the constant ups and downs that challenge you mentally, but seeing the good out of every situation can turn your whole day around for the best," Williams says.
A competitive angler since age 10, Marshall decided early he was going to earn a scholarship to fish in college. While competing regularly against approximately 200 teams in this rapidly growing sport, he has finished ranked in the top 10 and top 20 three times. He has now qualified and competed in three state championships and is awaiting a decision on whether the fourth state championship will take place.
In May 2019, Williams signed with the Emmanuel College Lions, and he will be competing in the FLW Yeti College Series and the B.A.S.S. Carhartt Series.
"As a founding, positive, and influential member of TFS bass fishing, Marshall has always reflected the type of GREAT character that Positive Athlete Georgia seeks to celebrate," Athletic Director Scott Neal says. "He leaves a fishing legacy, but more importantly, a memory of the inherent values of contributing to the life of his team, sport, and school. We appreciate his positive influence and are proud of him and his coaches!"
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