TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The prep football summer 7-on-7 schedule is off to a great start for a pair of local schools.
Defending Florida 5A State Champions Godby won the Jimbo Fisher 7-on-7 Tournament, held at the FSU Rec Sportsplex fields. The Cougars swept through the competition of 22 teams from multiple states, going undefeated to win the tournament championship. It's the second year in a row a Big Bend school has won the Jimbo Fisher 7-on-7, as the Lincoln Trojans took the title in 2012.
As great a weekend as it was for Godby, it was even better for Valdosta.
The Wildcats spent the weekend at the Byrnes 7-on-7 Tournament in South Carolina, and in a defensive struggle, defeated host Byrnes 14-11 in the championship game. Byrnes had won 13-straight games coming into the matchup with Valdosta, which recorded a late interception (worth three points in the scoring system for the tournament) to seal the victory.
Wildcats receiver Alex Cason was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player, and defensive back Josh Norwood was named the tournament's top defender.
If knocking off a host school on a win streak wasn't enough, it gets better for the Cats.
The Byrnes 7-on-7 was a regional qualifier for the National Select 7-on-7 tournament, to be held in Hoover beginning July 24th, so Valdosta will make the trip out to Alabama next month, hoping to come back to Winnersville with a national title.