Very successful Mel Kiper Jr. 7 on 7 for Ben L. Smith this past Saturday at Pinehurst/Pinecrest HS

Posted by Andy Durham on June 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

Courtesy of Dennis White, Greensborosports.com…….

Saturday at the Pinecrest High School Air Raid Classic.

More than 200 players representing 15 different high schools participated in the
event, which also served as a qualifier for the Mel Kiper Jr. 7on7U National
Championship Series.
The 7-on-7 tournaments have gained popularity in recent years. They put seven
offensive skill players against seven defenders in a passing-only competition. Games
are played on a 45-yard field and consist of two 20-minute halves. There are no
offensive or defensive linemen, players wear only helmets and no pads, and tackling
is not permitted.
The four teams with the most victories Saturday – Jack Britt, Scotland, Pinecrest
and Ben L. Smith – qualified to compete in the Mel Kiper Jr. 7on7U National
Championship in July at Washington, D.C.

The tournament, held Saturday at the Morganton Road Sports Complex, does not charge
an entry fee for teams to compete.
Some 7-on-7 events, however, have come under scrutiny lately. ESPN recently reported
on its “Outside The Lines,” program that the NCAA has assigned seven employees to
scrutinize some 7-on-7 competitions that are being used more to showcase talent to
recruiters than improving team performance.

Mel Kiper Jr. ESPN 7 on 7 at Pinecrest High School
Ben L. Smith
Pinecrest A-team
Pinecrest B-team
Scotland County A-team
Scotland County B-team
Lee County
Cape Fear
Jack Britt
Fairmont
Carrboro
Cardinal Gibbons
Fayetteville Douglas Byrd
Fayetteville 71st
Raleigh Broughton

The four teams with the most victories Saturday – Jack Britt, Scotland, Pinecrest
and Ben L. Smith – qualified to compete in the Mel Kiper Jr. 7on7U National
Championship in July at Washington, D.C.
Ben L. Smith went 5-2
Offensive Stars
Kaylan Pratt threw 15 touchdowns during the day
Miles Morris caught 6 touchdowns
Tyrek Able caught 4 touchdowns
Marlon Hughes caught 3 touchdowns
Keondre Thompson caught 2 touchdowns

Defensive Stars
Miles Morris 2 interceptions
Tyrek Able 1 int
Jamarcus Johnson 1 int
Marlon Hughes 1 int
Greg Rucker had several break up in the secondary


  • Eaglez said,

    Smith Eagles Baby!!!!! Lets get it!!!!!