By Adam Coleman

Clear Brook qualified for the state 7-on-7 tournament for the first time Saturday, but coach Mike Allison keeps it in perspective.

Allison, who isn’t allowed to coach his players during 7-on-7, is excited about the feat but more than anything he’s looking for camaraderie. He hopes that bond will stick around when the pads are on in August because that’s when it matters most.

“There’s a lot more to the game in the fall than what happens in the 7-on-7 tournament,” Allison said

Texas’ “third season” brings a litany of philosophies on how to approach 7-on-7 – the pros and cons, how the game could be modified, how it’s evolved and its future.

Coaches are in agreement: 7-on-7 is not football. But there are a number of ways football programs benefit from it.

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