A week after winning the IMG 7v7 Nationals in Florida, Midwest BOOM took him the national title from Pylon Elite 7v7 at its national championship event at AT&T Stadium in Texas in dramatic fashion.
BOOM, based in Chicago, went to overtime with the score 27-27 against Romans 828 from Killeen, Texas, in the title game. Under Pylon rules, there is one play to decide the winner based on which teams gains the most yards.
BOOM went first and quarterback Drake Davis completed a 28-yard pass to Ceedee Lamb for the 28-27 lead. Romans needed more than 28 yards for the win and went with the deep throw that was intercepted by Notre Dame commit Isaiah Robertson to give BOOM the 28-27 win and start the celebration shown above.
The roster of the team that competed in Texas was similar to the roster from the Florida event with a few additions.
“It’s the first time ever there has been two high school national championships so pretty special for us to win both, especially given how hard it is to win consistently in this game,” Midwest BOOM publicity director Gus Ramos said. “Our guys wanted to leave their mark as the greatest 7v7 team of all time. I think they did just that.”
Davis from Buear Valley (Manlius, Ill.) was named the finals Most Valuable Player and wide receiver Chris Bell, a Western Michigan commit from Bishop McNamara (Kankakee, Ill.), and defensive back Houston Griffith, a four-star prospect from Mount Carmel (Chicago), being named tournament MVPs.
Richardson, a wide receiver/safety prospect from Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.), made big plays all day for BOOM.
The BOOM organization has dedicated the national tournaments to Roman Niklos, the 4-year-old son of program GM J.C. Niklos. Roman was diagnosed with leukemia two weeks ago.
Here is a tweet noting that another trophy is coming Roman’s way.