Passing Down held its first junior high elite 7-on-7 regional tournament last Saturday in Sacramento. Flight Elite won the tournament to advance to the inaugural Jr Best of the West finals in Southern California on June 25. Rising 7th through 9th graders competed and here are a few future stars to watch out for at the next level.
Makhi Gervais (Class of 2020)
The 5’11, 156-pound athlete can play running back, wide receiver or even defensive back at the next level. He is pegged as a running back and will likely play at Concord (Calif.) Clayton High School.
Ryan Sparks (Class of 2020)
The Oakley (Calif.) Freedom High School bound freshman rushed for 33 touchdowns last season as a 8th grader. The 5’8, 165-pounder will likely play junior varsity next season as a running back and cornerback.
Predrag Sivkovic (Class of 2020)
The future Napa (Calif.) Vintage High School running back rushed for over 2,300 yards and scored 32 touchdowns as an 8th grader. The 5’6, 173-pound standout benches over 240 pounds.
Randy Clay (Class of 2020)
If anyone looked the part on Saturday it was this 6’1, 160-pound athlete that can play quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback. He scored over 27 touchdowns last season as an 8th grader. He is slated to play at Windsor (Calif.) High School next season.
Elijah Badger (Class of 2020)
No one impressed more on both sides of the ball than Badger. The 5’10, 155-pound two-way standout shut down receivers and juked defenders. He will likely play next season at Folsom (Calif.) High School as a receiver and safety.
Javi Daniels (Class of 2020)
Rising 9th grader will play his ball at Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum High School. He can play both sides of the ball.
Jeremiah Hunter (Class of 2020)
He earned MVP honors on Saturday for leading Flight Elite to the championship. The 5’11, 145-pound rising freshman will play quarterback or wide receiver at Fresno (Calif.) Central East High School.