Jacksonville and John Tyler Advance to State 7on7 Tournament

Bryson Smith and the John Tyler Lions were clicking on all cylinders as they advanced to the State 7on7 Tournament with a 4-0 performance at the Tyler SQT on Saturday. THEOLDCOACH brings you a quick recap!

TYLER – Having never advanced out of pool play, much less qualified for the 7 on 7 State Tournament not much was expected of Jacksonville heading into the Tyler State Qualifying Tournament Saturday at Lindsey Park.  Jacksonville led by senior QB Cameron High posted a 3-1 record on the day and advanced to the State Tournament for the first time with a hard fought 33-32 win over Trinity Christian-Addison in the semi-finals.  Leading 33-20 in the second half, TCA rallied back and scored with less than two minutes left but as the Trojans attempted to tie the game on a PAT Casey Jones battled away the pass and that allowed Jacksonville to run time out and punch the ticket to College Station.  Jacksonville lost their opening game of the day to an already qualified Lufkin, but then rattled off wins over Longview Pine Tree, Forney and then TC-Addison in the semi-finals.

Tyler John Tyler only entered in one SQT this summer, but the Lions made the most of their one tournament with a dominating 4-0 performance in wrapping up a spot at the 7on7 State Tournament for the sixth time in the past seven years.  QB Bryson Smith and his group of receivers were on target all day as the Lions averaging over 46 points per game didn’t have a game closer than 20 points.  That 20 point margin for the Lions came in a dominant semi-final win over rival Longview 46-26.  Tyler Lee’s streak of 17 straight trips to the 7on7 State Tournament is in jeopardy after the Red Raiders went 0-3.  Lufkin and College Station, who both had already qualified for the State Tournament both posted 3-0 records but were unable to advance past pool play.


Tyler SQT Scores

Pool A

TC-Addison 39 Mount Pleasant 13

College Station 44 Tyler Lee 12

College Station 46 TC-Addison 40

Mount Pleasant 20 Tyler Lee 18

College Station 34 Mount Pleasant 13

TC-Addison 46 Tyler Lee 34


Pool B

Lufkin 32 Jacksonville 20

Forney 44 Longview Pine Tree 12

Lufkin 40 Forney 20

Jacksonville 45 Longview Pine Tree 20

Jacksonville 32 Forney 27

Lufkin 39 Longview Pine Tree 6

Pool C

Lindale 53 Tyler Lee JV 0

Longview 18 Whitehouse 14

Longview 64 Tyler Lee JV 6

Whitehouse 42 Lindale 21

Whitehouse 54 Tyler Lee JV 6

Longview 30 Lindale 21


Pool D

John Tyler 48 Nacogdoches 13

Crosby 38 Whitehouse JV 33

Crosby 28 Nacogdoches 12

John Tyler 54 Whitehouse JV 7

Nacogdoches 20 Whitehouse JV 15

John Tyler 37 Crosby 14



Jacksonville 33 TC-Addison 32

John Tyler 46 Longview 26

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