Southwest Elite 7 on 7 Showcase Gets Underway This Weekend
July 8, 2011Southwest Elite 7 on 7 Showcase
The Gulf Coast Regional 7 on 7 and the Southwest Elite 7 on 7 tournaments are qualifiers for the National Select 7 on 7 Championship presented by Under Armour, which will be held in Hoover, AL on July 21st - 23rd.
The Gulf Coast Regional 7 on 7 qualifier will be held on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th in Foley, Alabama.
Teams participating include Baldwin County (AL), Booker T Washington (FL), Catholic (FL), Daphne (AL), Fairhope (AL), Foley (AL), Godby (FL), Gulf Shores (AL), Hoover (AL), Hueytown (AL), Mandeville (LA), Niceville (FL), Spanish Fort (AL), St. Luke's (AL), Walker (AL) and West Florida (FL).
Also being held on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th is the Southwest Elite 7 on 7 qualifier at elite7on7.com hosted by Shiloh Christian School in Springdale, Arkansas.
Teams taking part include Arkansas Baptist (AR), Bastrop (LA), Bentonville (AR), Broken Arrow (OK), Calvary Baptist (LA), Charleston (AR), El Dorado (AR), Fayetteville (AR), Greene County Tech (AR), Har-Ber (AR), Heritage Hall (OK), Hillcrest (MO), HS Lakeside (AR), Jonesboro (AR), Mayflower (AR), McAlester (OK), Midwest City (OK), Mountain Home (AR), Olive Branch (MS), Rogers Heritage (AR), Shiloh Christian (AR), Springdale (AR), Stillwater (OK), and Victory Christian (OK).
Haden Gilder, Director of the Southwest Elite 7 on 7 Tournament, says that the talent in this year's event - which includes Hillcrest WR Dorial Green-Beckham, the top-ranked player in the country - has never been stronger.
"We have had a tournament here the last few years, and I think it has been successful so that has obviously helped," Gilder said. "We believe it's the best 7 on 7 for competition in this region. Also, being associated with the National 7 on 7, and being a regional qualifier was obviously a big help for us to have some great teams/programs involved."
"The fact about these tournaments is that 75% of these teams' football players are unable to attend this event and the ability to give those players access to watch and support their team from home is a great way to include those players and their families who are not able to physically be with us," said Brandon Sheppard, Executive Director for the National Select 7 on 7 Championships. "We feel that iHigh.com provides an excellent service for high schools all around the country and are looking forward to iHigh being our web broadcasting partner for years to come."
For information about the Southwest Elite 7 on 7 tournament, visit http://www.elite7on7.com. To watch live game action and see photos from the event, go to http://www.ihigh.com/southwestelite/.
To watch live game video from the Gulf Coast Regional 7 on 7 tournament, visit http://www.ihigh.com/gulfcoast7on7.
All games will be also available on http://www.select7on7.com/ or http://select7on7.ihigh.com/.
About National Select 7 on 7 Tournaments:
The National Select 7on7, now in its 9th year, has become the largest and most prestigious of any 7on7 event. The event is hosted by the famed Hoover High School, the #1 ranked prep football program in the US as calculated by fan and web data. The tournament has seen more than 140 of the best high school football programs and players over the past decade - players who comprise an alumni roster that reads like a "WHO's WHO" of college and NFL All Americans/All Pro players.
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