In day two of the Texas State 7on7 championships, it wasn’t the best of days for the West Texas area as the division I and II teams struggled in competition. No west texas area team qualified for the quarterfinals of the knockout stages of the championship and consolation brackets.
Albany just missed out of the round of 16 in the consolation bracket but Pilot Point edged out the Lions 20-19 in the first round.
District rivals Brownwood and Snyder also dropped their first round game, falling to Bay City and Needville respectively.
Christoval trailed Tyler Grace 41-20 in the second half. Then the Cougars went on to score 16 straight points but the comeback fell short as Tyler Grace took the first round game and went on to win the consolation bracket title.
The woes continued as Brady fell to the hands of Midlothian Heritage 20-18. The Jaguars would drop their second round game to Ferris, 22-20.
In the championship bracket, Levelland fell to a tough Wharton team, 32-14. Wharton moved on into the semifinals where they eventually fell to runners-up, Somerset.
Sweetwater was one of two teams to escape out of the first round of bracket play. The Mustangs toppled Palestine 33-27 but were edged out by Wharton 26-25.
Sonora was also successful in getting out of the first round as the Broncos toppled Shepherd, 26-20. The test came in the next round though as Sonora fell to perennial power, Argyle.
In Division I, Lubbock Monterey went 0-3 in group play, falling to three tough teams of Katy, Lewisville Hebron and Austin Bowie.
El Paso Eastlake did not have the best of showings in the group stage, going 1-2 in the group with a win against Round Rock Cedar Ridge.
San Angelo Central finished in a tight group D but placed last in the tiebreak to see them go into the consolation bracket. The Bobcat’s only loss came to Plano East, 36-20.
Abilene Cooper placed second in group G with a 2-1 record in the group, only losing out to a talented Houston Lamar team.
Abilene placed in the top spot in group K and one of the toughest groups in Division I. The Eagles had to go through Cedar Hill, College Station and Fort Bend Ridge Point.
El Paso Eastwood picked up one win out of three in Group M. The Troopers never lost in convincing fashion, as the scorelines show.
Not a lot of teams in the West Texas area compete in 7on7 football, usually due to numbers. However, I think that the teams that qualified to College Station, could have a deep run come November.