Wednesday, July 13, 2011

National Select 7-on-7 Tournament

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

The 11th annual National Select 7-on-7 Championships will be held July 21st through the 23rd in Hoover, Alabama.

Back in March, tournament officials announced the 24 teams that received automatic bids into the field of 32, but that changed with teams like defending state champs Bishop Gorman (Nevada) and Chaparral (Arizona) not making the trip to Alabama after receiving invites.

The field includes four defending state champs: Allentown Central Catholic from Pennsylvania, Daphne High from Alabama, Shiloh Christian from Arkansas and West Rowan from North Carolina.  Also in the field is the 2010 champ George Washington Carver from Alabama.

Aside from the automatic invites, six qualifying tournaments have been held during the last month.  One more team will qualify at the Georgia Invitational at Lassiter High School this coming weekend for the final spot in the field.

Here are the 30 teams that are in the field, according to the event's website:

*Allentown Central Catholic (PA)
Angola (IN)
Aurora Christian (IL)
Bastrop (LA)
Brighton (TN)
*Daphne (AL)
Dorman (SC)
Fairhope (AL)
Fayetteville (AK)
George Washington Carver (AL)
Grayson (GA)
Hoover (AL)
Kenton (OH)
Lassiter (GA)
Mandeville (LA)
McGill-Toolen (AL)
McPherson (KS)
Memphis University School (TN)
North Gwinnett (GA)
Olive Branch (MS)
Oxford (AL)
Prattville (AL)
*Shiloh Christian (AK)
Spain Park (AL)
Spanish Fort (AL0
Thomas Jefferson (PA)
Walker (AL)
Warren Central (IN)
West Monroe (LA)
*West Rowan (NC)

*indicates 2010 state champ

Past Champions

2010 - George Washington Carver (Alabama)
2009 - Hoover (Alabama)
2008 - Har-Ber (Arkansas)
2007 - Hoover (Alabama)
2006 - Shiloh Christian (Arkansas)
2005 - Hoover (Alabama)
2004 - Sprindale (Arkansas)
2003 - Thomas Jefferson (Pennsylvania)
2002 - Evangel Christian (Louisiana)
2001 - Daphne (Alabama)

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