For the first time, schools had to qualify for the state championship because of the increase in participation.
According to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, nearly 160 elementary, middle and high schools will field teams for the tournament.
Each student shoots the same type of bow and cannot use shooting aids, such as sights or bowstring releases. Students take 15 shots at 10 meters and another 15 shots at 15 meters. The top male and female archers will compete for college scholarship funding.
The 12 best scores go toward the team score, comprised of the top four males and top four females then the next four highest scores regardless of gender.
Trigg County's flight will shoot at 2pm eastern time. The awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
General admission to the tournament is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Admission is free for children under five.
The top finishers in the state tournament will go on to compete in the national tournament scheduled for June 9 in Louisville. Teams from 21 states are set to compete in the nationals.