Hopkinsville win's Twilight 7-on-7

Louisville Male High School's annual 7-on-7 tournament began on Friday night and will continue on Saturday. ITV was on hand to take the action at the Chris Redman Twilight 7-on-7 tournament.

In what has become an annual event, fifteen teams from Kentucky and one from Ohio participated in the Friday session of the Louisville Male High School 7-on-7 tournament, officially titled, the Chris Redman Twilight 7-on-7 Championship.

The sixteen teams on hand were: Breathitt County, Central Hardin, Hopkinsville (2 teams), Male (2 teams), Manual, Moore (2 teams), Paducah Tilghman, Scott County, Seneca (2 teams), South Oldham, Trigg County and Cincinnati's Western Hills.

Familiar names to those who follow high school football and recruiting included: Stephen Garr, Curtis Pulley, Lamar Alston, William Lewis, among others.

The game of the evening was a surprising second round matchup against Hopkinsville and Louisville Male on the main field. Hopkinsville jumped on top of Male early and held 9 point lead with less than 5 minutes remaining. Hoptown's Curtis Pulley threw an ill-advised pass which was intercepted (3 points) and on the next possession the Bulldogs even the score on one play with junior quarterback Brian Anderson connected with sophomore Doug Beaumont. With less than a minute left, Pulley effectively marched his offense down field and scored the winning touchdown as the final seconds ticked away.

Hopkinsville continued on to defeat Scott County and then faced Paducah Tilghman and Lamar Alston in the Championship game.

Hopkinsville acheived a rare feat against Paducah Tilghman by holding them scoreless for the 27-0 victory.

Once again, Pulley shined. He was near flawless at quarterback, but even more impressive at safety. He breaks on the ball as good as any high school player that I have witnessed. He has a great burst, allowing him to get into the passing lanes and had a couple of very nice pass deflections in the championship game.

Trigg County defeated Seneca in the consolation game 19-12.

NOTES:

  • Saturday's 7-on-7 tournament will begin at about 11:00 a.m. at Louisville Male High School on Preston Highway. Approximately 40 teams are expected to participate. It is open to the public and free of charge.
  • Former Cardinals Chris Redman, Dave Ragone and Rashad Holman should be on hand. It's also likely that a few current Cardinals may be on hand as well.
  • Former Male Bulldog and current Ohio State Buckeye Marcus Green was on hand. Green was there to watch his younger brother Preston Green play for the Male second team. Green, who will be a freshman at Male, made an impressive touchdown reception early in the evening.
  • Also on hand Friday was former Seneca lineman Gary Williams who is headed to play for the University of Kentucky.

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