Best of the West VII LIVE!
9:40 am - OC Elite, AV Elite, Energy Elite and RhareBreed Congo got the action going at 9 am on a sunny Southern California morning. The field is loaded today with 18 teams filled with best talent of America. Headlined by the nation's No. 1 player Najee Harris, every major media outlet is here to cover the action.
Proway Hot Boyz is the overall top seed but any team in the field is capable of claiming the Best of the West VII title.
10:20 am - Lids Team Sports QB JT Daniels is on fire this morning. Dropping bombs all over the field against a stacked Kenion Training team. Lids is filled with kids from Orange County's Mater Dei while Kenion Training D1 Elite Red has its share of talent from tradition rich De La Salle (Concord, CA). Both Catholic schools field some of the best high school football teams in the Golden State every year.
10:30 am - OC Elite is playing its second exhibition media game against Game-Fit Elite. The OC boys finished in the top four in the first SoCal Regional and played in Best of the West VI. Game-Fit also played in Best of the West last year and both squads look to fare better in 2016.
Team AIGA is playing in its first media game against Silly U. AIGA is one of the first 7v7 club teams on the circuit and are playing in their first Best of the West. Silly U on the other hand is new to the game. This is first year in any 7v7 circuit and qualified for the prestigious BOTW in the first NorCal regional in February.
11:45 am - Ground Zero Panoramic -- winners of Best of the West V -- are in a heated contest with TMP Elite in a highly anticipated matchup of arguably the best running backs in America -- Najee Harris and Stephen Carr. Coming up at 12 pm Pro Way Hotboyz will be making their debut versus KT D1 Elite Red -- the No. 2 seed.
12:55 pm - The last of the media exhibition games are about to begin. KT D1 Elite Red beat Pro Way Hot Boyz in the last minute. They can only meet in the championship game in their seeds hold. TMP Elite knocked off Ground Zero in another heated North versus South contest.
Playoffs begin at 2 and it's win or go home.
1:50 pm - Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep DE Addison Gumbs is presented with his U.S. Army All-American invitation today at Best of the West VII. He joins four other Army All-Americans playing today Harris, Carr, Tyjon Lindsey, and Darnay Holmes.
2:40 pm - RhareBreed Congo knocks off AV Elite in the 14 seed play-in game while Energy Elite takes out OC Elite in the 15 seed play-in game. The No. 6 seed Ground Zero Panoramic is facing No. 11 Malu Fitness. No. 5 SWAG Factory is playing No. 12 Gridiron GameChangers.
4:00 pm - Eight teams are done as we enter last first round playoff games. All the higher seeds have held including No. 8 TMP Elite that beat an impressive Lids Team Sports, the No. 9 seed. Lids only previous loss on the Passing Down circuit was versus today's top seed Pro Way Hot Boyz in the SoCal Regional Two semifinals.
4:30 pm - Game-Fit Elite pulls off the upset over No. 4 seed Team AIGA. The No. 13 seed held on for a 14-13 win. In a bigger upset, No. 14 seed RhareBreed Congo beat No. 3 seed Epic 7 West, 14-7.
5:00 pm - Behind two interceptions returned for touchdowns, Pro Way Hot Boyz beat TMP Elite, 20-12, and advance to the Final Four. On the other side of the bracket, KT D1 Elite Red beat Team Apex, 12-6.
5:30 pm - Game-Fit Elite continues its amazing run after stopping Gridiron GameChangers on a two-point conversion to win 22-20. Next up for them is Pro Way Hot Boyz, that has yet to lose a game on the Passing Down circuit in 2016. Ground Zero Panoramic beat the young RhareBreed Congo squad, 20-12, in the other second round matchup. They face KT D1 Elite Red next.
6:00 pm - It's an Epic rematch of the SoCal Regional Two final. Ground Zero defeats KT D1 Elite Red, 20-12, while Pro Way beats Game-Fit Elite, 14-8. The energy is unmatched. No. 1 versus No. 2 seed in the battle for Best of the West.
4/24/2016 06:53:31 pm
Funny how team Apex always does well at tournament and gets no mention. Was in the championship game at regional, made the top 16 teams at pylon in vegas, lost in semi final at the B2G, and now the elite 8 Good job team Apex #No5starsjustballers
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