Pittsburgh Team 7-on-7 Passing Camp

Over 40 teams took part in the Annual 7 on 7 team passing camp at UPMC South Side facility last weekend. Friday's games were played and the results were used for seeding purposes on Saturday. Games were held at the Indoor facility and all four outdoor fields were utilized as well.

Teams that we watched included:

Pittsburgh Central Catholic, PA
Penn Hills, PA
Penn Trafford, PA
Greenville, SC
Kenton, OH
South Fayette, PA
Perry, PA
Brashear, PA
Keystone Oaks, PA
West Mifflin, PA
Seton LaSalle, PA
Thomas Jefferson, PA
Burrell, PA
Bishop McCort, PA
Findlay, OH
Cedar Cliff, PA
Woodland Hills, PA

On Saturday, Pittsburgh Central Catholic defeated Penn Hills in a game that featured many D-1A players, including RB Eugene Jarvis, QB Shane Murray, and S Dion Germany, along with some fine looking young players from coach Art Walker Jr's Central Catholic squad. Penn Hills featured WR David Harvey, FB Ed Collington, and RB Kenny Lewis. The Vikings defeated Penn Hills to advance to the championship in their bracket.

Penn Hills had to battle back and they did, earning a rematch with Central Catholic in the finals. The Indians had no answers for the swift footed Jarvis and Murray picked off two QB Brian Moore passes to seal the victory as Central Catholic went 5-0 on the day.

Seton LaSalle, behind the arm of the highly touted QB Bill Stull and the hands of WR Carmen Connolly, defeated Burrell to win their bracket. The Burrell squad featured two real promising youngsters in WR Aaron Brown and RB Tyler Henderson. These two juniors will be ones to watch for next season.

Thomas Jefferson played against the Greenville team from South Carolina. The game came down to each team's final possession. Greenville RB Travil Jamison scored, but the 2-pt conversion attempt failed. The Greenville Raiders then threw a pass that was picked off by Brad Dawson, who is quickly rising up the charts as one of the best athletes in Western PA. Dawson made a terrific read on the ball, stepped in front of the-would-be-receiver, and raced the distance with the pick, giving TJ a one-point victory. In defense of Greenville, they were playing without the services of QB Jordan Sorrells, who twisted an ankle at another camp earlier in the week. Greenville also featured D-1 prospect DE Nathan Pepper.

Bishop McCort came to Pittsburgh and hung in with the big boys. The Crimson Crushers feature TE Jose Cruz and WR Sean Lewis. They didn't win their bracket, but they gave people fits all day long.

Pittsburgh's Tyler Palko and Toledo's Bruce Gradkowski were in attendance, watching the games. ESPN's Tom Lemming was also on hand to take photos and do interviews of local players for the US Army All-American game. The players he spoke to were Gateway CB Justin King, Penn Trafford OT Jason Kacinko, Moon OL John Bachman, Burrell OL and Pitt verbal John Brown, Chartiers-Houston OL Elliot Bates, and Duquesne RB Shane Brooks.


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