Brownwood, Early and Richland Springs will be among 16 teams at Saturday’s 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament in Brownwood.
Four pools of four teams each will compete at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Brownwood High School, and pool winners will play at Gordon Wood Stadium in games beginning at 1 p.m.
The Brownwood Lions have already qualified for the state tournament in College Station next month, so they will play three morning games and be finished for the day.
“It’s all passing. There’s no running,” Lions offensive coordinator Mitch Moore said. “It’s pretty fun to watch. There’s a lot of scoring. It’s competitive. It’s highly competitive.”
Moore and Early Coach Rob Tindol said 7-on-7 allows quarterbacks and receivers to practice throwing and catching the football.
“It’s kind of an offensive show,” Tindol said. “(The players will) call their own plays and run their own teams. It’s kind of like the old game of touch football. There will be a lot of touchdown passes.”
While it’s an offensive show, defensives get the chance to work their coverages, Moore and Tindol said.
The Brownwood High School Lions Mothers Club will sell hot dogs, sausage wraps, soft drinks and candy, as well as Lions logo products such as flip flops, stadium seats and umbrellas.
The Lions reached the championship game of last Saturday’s Abilene state qualifier to advance to the 7-on-7 state championship tournament for a ninth consecutive year.