7 on 7 State Tournament Day 3 Recap

A rainy morning could not hamper the Georgetown Eagles from winning the Texas State 7 on 7 Championship with a 41-24 win over Houston Stratford.

COLLEGE STATION- Despite a lot of early morning games the final day of action at the Texas State 7 on 7 Championships concluded Saturday afternoon and once again upsets were the theme as Georgetown stunned Houston Stratford 41-24. Both teams advanced to the championship game with thrilling one point wins over Arlington ISD schools in the semi-finals. In the consolation championship game San Benito knocked off McAllen Rowe 41-34. Due to the early morning rain the first two rounds of bracket play were condensed into one 25 minute game after the start of play was delayed for two hours. Quarter-Final play and later was the standard 40 minute game.

CONSOLATION BRACKET

1st Round

Carthage 20 Odessa Permian 19

San Benito forfeit win over Wolfforth Frenship

Colleyville Heritage 19 Plano East 12

Ft Bend Austin 27 Katy Mayde Creek 8

Rosenberg Terry 25 Forney 14

Sherman 19 Killeen 6

Temple forfeit win over San Antonio MacArthur

Amarillo Palo Duro 14 Cy Falls 7

Southlake Carroll 21 A&M Consolidated 6

Baytown Lee 26 Katy Taylor 25

Bryan 31 San Antonio Clark 16

Brenham 20 Round Rock McNeil 0

Cedar Park forfeit win over Midland Lee

Katy Seven Lakes 12 Tyler Lee 6

Lufkin 18 Granbury 6

McAllen Rowe 27 Cy Creek 14

Round of 16

San Benito 20 Carthage 14

Colleyville Heritage 19 Ft. Bend Austin 12 OT

Rosenberg Terry 20 Sherman 18

Temple 14 Amarillo Palo Duro 6

Southlake Carroll 35 Baytown Lee 26

Brenham 31 Bryan 14

Katy Seven Lakes 7 Cedar Park 6

McAllen Rowe 19 Lufkin 13

Quarter-Finals

San Benito 32 Colleyville Heritage 31

Temple 35 Rosenberg Terry 34

Brenham 30 Southlake Carroll 29

McAllen Rowe 41 Katy Seven Lakes 33

Semi-Finals

San Benito 35 Temple 20

McAllen Rowe 40 Brenham 27

Consolation Championship

San Benito 41 McAllen Rowe 34

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

1st Round

Edcouch-Elsa 19 Houston Lamar 13

Arlington Lamar 35 Brownwood 20

Mercedes 33 Katy Cinco Ranch 22

Coppell 34 Richland 26

Houston Stratford 21 Weslaco 14

Houston Langham Creek 25 Garland Lakeview 19

Abilene 12 Channelview 7

Lewisville Hebron 21 Stephenville 12

Arlington Bowie 19 The Woodlands 7

Plano 24 Beaumont West Brook 19

Katy 20 Port Arthur Memorial 6

Mesquite 32 Klein Forest 25

Rockwall 21 Alvin 20

Lake Travis 8 El Paso Montwood 0

Cy Fair 26 South Garland 20

Georgetown 26 Keller Central 19

Round of 16

Arlington Lamar 14 Edcouch-Elsa 12

Coppell 14 Mercedes 12

Houston Stratford 31 Houston Langham Creek 12

Lewisville Hebron 14 Abilene 6

Arlington Bowie 20 Plano 13

Mesquite 25 Katy 20

Rockwall 28 Lake Travis 26

Georgetown 21 Cy Fair 13

Quarter-Finals

Arlington Lamar 39 Coppell 7

Houston Stratford 41 Lewisville Hebron 33

Arlington Bowie 28 Mesquite 24

Georgetown 35 Rockwall 32

Semi-Finals

Houston Stratford 35 Arlington Lamar 34

Georgetown 32 Arlington Bowie 31

Championship

Georgetown 41 Houston Stratford 24

DAY THREE NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS

The day's most exciting game were the two semi-final games which literally came down to the last play. Houston Stratford stopped Arlington Lamar inside the five yard line three times and the Vikings were unable to get a fourth down play off as time expired. With 30 seconds left Georgetown's Ben Youngblood caught a touchdown pass from QB Morgan Mickham to secure the 32-31 win for the Eagles. The Rio Grande Valley showed they can compete at the state level in 7 on 7. Mercedes advanced to the Round of 16 while Weslaco gave runner-up Houston Stratford all they wanted in their first round game. San Benito and McAllen Rowe advanced all the way through the consolation bracket to feature an all RGV consolation championship.

Mesquite handed Katy their first loss of the summer scoring just as time expired to defeat a stunned Katy squad 25-20 in the Round of 16. Despite having 6 of the 8 teams in the quarter-finals no DFW teams were left for playing for the championship, but it was nearly an all Arlington ISD final with Lamar and Bowie losing heartbreakers. In the past two years Abilene had lost only 2 games in 7 on 7 play, but the Eagles lost two games this weekend falling to Hebron 14-6 to be eliminated.

Several players had stellar performances and we'll have a big and small school all-tournament team out this weekend. During Houston Stratford's win over Weslaco the Spartans were so concerned with Weslaco RB Mishak Rivas that they shadowed Rivas with two players the entire game. (Rivas still managed to score a TD and had another long pass called back for a four second violation). Baytown Lee WR Michael Mahan who suffered an ugly injury Friday against Plano was out of the hospital and was present during Lee's games this morning.

This year's event drew an estimated 10,000 people to Texas A&M, and attendance would have been much higher if the rain was not a factor on Saturday. There is talk of expanding the small school state tournament in 2008, stay tuned for more on that!


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