The Opening’s 7-On-7 Pool Play Opens Up Competition

The Opening

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Many of the best high school football players in nation were on display Tuesday as they competed as a part of six different teams in pool play of the annual Opening 7-on-7 tournament. Each team played three games, which would decide the seeding for a tournament to be played Wednesday.

Team Apocalypse was the best team on display Tuesday, surprising many people watching by winning all three of their games in pool play to secure the top seed heading into Wednesday’s tournament. They will receive a first round bye and play the winner of the 4-5 seeded game. Team Apocalypse is led by quarterback Kyle Allen, the third ranked pro-style QB in the country and Texas A&M commit. He was great throughout the tournament, leading all quarterbacks on his own team and the tournament in touchdown passes.

The disappointing teams on the day were Team Superbad and Team AlphaPro, who will end up the the bottom two seeds heading into tournament play. Team Superbad is loaded with top talent, David Cornwell, the second ranked pro-style QB in the country and Alabama commit, who was throwing to Speedy Noil, top athlete and Leonard Fournette, the top running back in the country as well. Despite this, Superbad struggled to move the ball consistently. AlphaPro also struggled with Keller Chryst, top pro-style QB and Stanford commit throwing the ball to top wide receiver Ermon Lane.

With all teams playing in the tournament, it can still be anybody’s day out there, and it will be interesting to see what the final day of 7-on-7s hold.

Tim Carroll is a Prep Sports Columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timbo_Slice00 and add him to your circle on Google.


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