The Fourth Annual West Monroe 7-on-7 Football Tournament begins Friday with one of the largest and most talented group of teams the tournament has fielded.
The two-day tournament being played at Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium as well as the WMHS practice field, features West Monroe (two teams), Ouachita, Ouachita Christian (two teams), Neville, Pineville, Alexandria, Southern Lab, Evangel Christian, Richwood and LaGrange.
Teams will begin pool play at 11 a.m. and Saturday will be the tournament bracket.
“I think there is no doubt this is the best teams and competition that we have fielded for this tournament,” West Monroe quarterbacks coach Todd Garvin said. “Even though we are a run based offense, it gets our kids out there to compete and we can evaluate kids and see where our conditioning is at this time.”
West Monroe senior quarterback Jon Randall Belton will quarterback one of the West Monroe teams. Belton will be at the helm of the offense on West Monroe Blue. Belton will be in his first 7-on-7 action in two years after suffering back-to-back season ending knee injuries.
“His leadership in the weight room and the locker room has been phenomenal,” Garvin said. “That is something we missed last year.”
In addition to programs like Southern Lab (2014 Division IV state runner-up), West Monroe (5A semifinalist), Neville (4A champion), and OCS (Division IV champion) two local team will be making its first appearance in the tournament, the Ouachita Lions and Richwood Rams
“We have added some good teams as well as having four of the teams in our district here,” Garvin said.”
Admission to the tournament is $5 per day. The website will be updated with scores throughout the tournament at http://www.wm7on7.com.
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West Monroe 7 on 7
Friday, July 10
11 a.m. Evangel vs. LaGrange
11:30 a.m. Southern Lab vs. Richwood
12:00 p.m. Evangel vs. Ouachita
12:30 p.m. ASH vs. Richwood
1 p.m. Evangel vs. Pineville
1:30 p.m. Southern Lab vs. WM Red
2 p.m. Evangel vs. WM Blue
2:30 p.m. Southern Lab vs. ASH
11 a.m. OCS Green vs. WM Blue
11:30 a.m. Neville vs. OCS Gold
12:00 p.m. OCS Green vs. Pineville
12:30 p.m. Southern Lab vs. OCS Gold
1 p.m. LaGrange vs. OCS Green
1:30 p.m. Richwood vs. OCS Gold
2 p.m. Ouachita vs. OCS Green
2:30 p.m. OCS Gold vs. WM Red
11 a.m. Ouachita vs. Pineville
11:30 a.m. ASH vs. WM Red
12:00 p.m. LaGrange vs. WM Blue
12:30 p.m. Neville vs. WM Red
1 p.m. WM Blue vs. Ouachita
1:30 p.m. ASH vs. Neville
2 p.m. LaGrange vs. Pineville (Field 3)
2:30 p.m. Neville vs. Richwood (Field 3)