An East Tennessee coach is on target to create the area's first pistol team.
According to the future coach Matt Hall, there are fewer than 50 competitive handgun teams in the U.S., with the next one soon to be at William Blount and Heritage High Schools.
"My first year, we had 13 kids on the (shooting) team. And this year, we have 63 kids," Hall said.
The growing interest of the William Blount shooting team was a big reason why Coach Hall started the pistol team. Instead of using long rifles and clay disks, participants will be using Glock pistols and metal targets.