The 7-on-7 action commenced on Friday evening at the football stadium, grass practice fields and indoor facility with some 26 teams in attendance. The first day's action consisted of round-robin pool play, to be followed Saturday by tournament bracket competition.
Several teams that stood out included a pair of squads from newly-formed Renaissance Christian Academy in Pennsylvania, George Washington High School from Charleston, W.Va., consistent power Woodland Hills High School of Pennsylvania, Morgantown High School and St. Frances Academy from Maryland. Renaissance, which also included a handful of players from Gateway High School, had two teams stocked with players from rising seniors to freshmen, while the others featured additional players with college aspirations.
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Battle, a wide receiver prospect, played quarterback for much of Friday evening, did get in a few series at wide receiver, where he made a couple of nice grabs. Holland used his strong build to get open on numerous occasions, and was a prime target on offense. Byrd, a lanky 6-4 defender, broke on the ball well and had a pair of solid pass breakups.
SFA also feature Maurice Williams, a rising junior with excellent speed who showed excellent talent on both sides of the ball.
Renaissance split its teams into two squads, one of which also featured a handful of Gateway High players. Delvon Randall, who is committed to Temple, was one of the Gator stars. He was joined by Anthony Davis, a cornerback with a WVU offer among many others. The Mountaineers remain high on Davis' list, and might be hoping to sway some of his teammates as well.
Also present were rising sophomore Aiden Howard and linebacker Malik White, which gave the combined squad the best overall talent on the fields on Friday.