Marques Thompson was named Most Valuable Player after leading Crenshaw High School to at 21-19 victory in the adidas 7on7 Los Angeles regional final.
By finishing one and two, the Cougars and runner-up Upland High School advance to the National Championship in Atlanta July 30-31.
The adidas 7on7 Los Angeles tournament held at Loyola Marymount University featured Clovis West High School (Fresno, Calif.), Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles), Crespi High School (Encino, Calif.), Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles), Upland High School (Encino, Calif.), and Washington Prep High School (Los Angeles).
"The adidas 7on7 tournament gives us the opportunity to play top competition outside of our area and helps us prepare for our summer workouts," said Crenshaw High School Coach Robert Garrett. "The parity speaks for itself; this 7on7 tournament is a great measuring stick for our team as we move forward this summer."
More than 200 teams across the nation will compete in the adidas 7on7 Football Tournament, which has become a proving ground for young football players and a hot bed for college scouts. The tournament allows skill position players to refine their timing and teamwork before their high school season begins and helps players stay in shape year round through competitive playing and conditioning.
"This is the second tournament we have won this summer and I feel we're playing better and better each game," said Crenshaw quarterback Marquis Thompson. "With the high level of competition we're going to be tested and ready to go at the start of season."
The Los Angeles regional tournament was the first of five adidas 7on7 regional tournaments. Subsequent regional competitions will take place at University of Notre Dame (June 20-21), University of Central Florida (June 28-29), Texas A&M University (July 10-12) and the University of Tennessee (July 18-19). The top two teams from each region will advance to the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. July 30-31.