Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fountain Lake Tournament Preview (July 11)

The longest running 7-on-7 tournament in the state is this weekend at Fountain Lake. Fourteen teams will participate. Seven schools will compete for a "large" division (5A-7A) title, while the other seven will compete for a "small" division (2A-4A) championship.

The tournament will begin at 9 A.M. Saturday morning. Each team will play six games against the other teams in their pool. The top two teams in each pool will then play at 5:40 for a championship in their division. Pool play games will be 20 minutes running clock. The championship game will be two 15-minute halves.

The large division teams that will be competing are Conway, Bryant, Lake Hamilton, Lakeside, Morrilton, Pulaski Academy, and Fountain Lake Junior Varsity.

Lake Hamilton is a threat to win every tournament they play. Pulaski Academy has lost just four tournament games this summer to two teams, Arlington Bowie and Bryant. Unfortunately for them, Bryant lamblasted them in the finals of the Arkansas Sports Performance Center Summer Showdown at Robinson, and Bryant will be the favorite to win on Saturday.

Conway and Morrilton have the athletes to cause matchup problems for each of these "favorites," and Lakeside is capable of beating any of these teams, especially with the short 20 minute length of the games.

The small division teams is host Fountain Lake, Ashdown, Perryville, Mansfield, Centerpoint, Bismarck, and Magnet Cove.

Although Ashdown will be the most athletic team, Fountain Lake may be the favorite with their experience in 7-on-7. They played very well in the Shootout of the South, handing North Little Rock their only loss in pool play. They fell two points short against Lake Hamilton and Magnolia, and were within a touchdown against 7A Rogers Heritage. Expect Perryville to compete for one of the top two spots and play for the championship. Mansfield may also surprise some people.

The cost of admission to the tournament is free. Concessions will be available with drinks, hot dogs, and nachos. Water will be provided for the players, and a hospitality room will be available to the coaches. T-shirts will be awarded to the champions of each division.


PA vs Fountain Lake JV
Centerpoint vs Magnet Cove

Conway vs Lakeside
Fountain Lake vs Mansfield

Lake Hamilton vs Morrilton
Ashdown vs Bismarck

Bryant vs Lakeside
Magnet Cove vs Perryville

PA vs Morrilton
Fountain Lake vs Ashdown

Conway vs Lake Hamilton
Centerpoint vs Bismarck

Fountain Lake JV vs Morrilton
Mansfield vs Ashdown

Bryant vs Lake Hamilton
Perryville vs Bismarck

PA vs Conway
Fountain Lake vs Centerpoint

Lakeside vs Lake Hamilton
Magnet Cove vs Bismarck

Fountain Lake JV vs Conway
Mansfield vs Centerpoint

Bryant vs PA
Perryville vs Fountain Lake

Morrilton vs Conway
Ashdown vs Centerpoint

Lakeside vs PA
Magnet Cove vs Fountain Lake

Fountain Lake JV vs Bryant
Mansfield vs Perryville

Lake Hamilton vs PA
Bismarck vs Fountain Lake

Morrilton vs Bryant
Ashdown vs Perryville

Lakeside vs Fountain Lake JV
Magnet Cove vs Mansfield

Conway vs Bryant
Centerpoint vs Perryville

Lake Hamilton vs Fountain Lake JV
Bismarck vs Mansfield

Morrilton vs Lakeside
Ashdown vs Magnet Cove


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