Wrapping Up the 7-on7 Tournament

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 12, 2009 – 11:40 am

The NFL HSPD 7-on-7 National Tournament, presented by the National Guard and hosted by the Vikings at Winter Park, wrapped up yesterday as the team playing under the Miami Dolphins banner marched through the round robin and single elimination rounds undefeated.

The Dolphins squad is made up of players from Glades Central High in Belle Glade. They marched to the championship with wins over Cleveland (24-0), New England (31-14) and Houston (34-10) before facing Atlanta. The Dolphins defeated the Falcons 38-28 in the championship game to wrap up the tourney.

The team playing under the Vikings banner was from Lakeville South and was coached by Larry Thompson. Thompson’s team was competitive during the tournament, earning the NFC bracket’s #5 seed.
The 16 teams participating represented 8 AFC and 8 NFC franchises. The 16 participating teams won regional tournaments in their markets to earn a spot in the national contest. To qualify to represent a market in the National Tournament, each player will have completed the NFL HSPD program that includes a character development program.

Click here to view photos and video from the event.

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