Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011 Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Preview

The 2011 Southwest Elite 7-on-7 will begin tomorrow (Friday, July 8) with 24 teams competing for the championship and to qualify for the 7-on-7 National Tournament in Hoover, AL.  This looks like the strongest field the tournament has had and has increased from 15 to 24 teams.  Arkansas teams make up just over half the field with 14 teams, while 10 teams will come from Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The teams will be divided into 3 pools of 8 teams.  Pool play will begin Friday at 2:00 with teams playing 4 games.  Last games on Friday will be at 5:30.  Teams will resume pool play with 3 games on Saturday beginning at 8:30 and ending at approximately 11:25.  The teams will break for lunch and return for a 24-team double-elimination tournament beginning at 12:30.  The finals will be at 4:00.

Here is a list of the teams in their pools.  Teams that are ranked in our mid-season top 10 will have our ranking beside them.  The teams in bold are the teams that we have picked to win their pool.

Pool A

  • Arkansas Baptist
  • Broken Arrow (OK)
  • #8 El Dorado
  • #2 Fayetteville 
  • Lakeside
  • Olive Branch (MS)
  • Springdale
  • Stillwater (OK)
We feel that Pool A is the strongest pool with Fayetteville, El Dorado, and last year's champion Olive Branch.

Pool B

  • Bentonville
  • Calvary Christian (Shreveport)
  • Greene County Tech
  • #?? Har-Ber 
  • Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City)
  • Mayflower
  • McAlester (OK)
  • Victory Christian (Tulsa)
Har-Ber should have little trouble in Pool B; however, Heritage Hall is dangerous with Sterling Shepard (committed to Oklahoma) and Barry Sanders, Jr (who has over 15 BCS offers).

Pool C

  • Bastrop (LA)
  • Charleston
  • #5 Heritage
  • Hillcrest (Springfield)
  • Jonesboro
  • Midwest City (OK)
  • Mountain Home
  • Shiloh Christian

Pool C may be the most balanced.  Rogers Heritage has an up and coming quarterback in sophomore quarterback Josh Qualls, and they will be tough to beat when he is on.  Hillcrest has the number one ranked player in the nation in 6'6" receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.  Bastrop had some big wins at Lousiana's Air Attack Challenge and perennially one of the top teams in 7 on 7 in Arkansas, host Shiloh Christian will be looking to improve on their performances at the Sonic Air Raid and Ouachita Baptist 7 on 7.  Jonesboro is the most intriguing team to us as we are unfamiliar with their history in 7 on 7, but they are an improving team with the highest rated recruit in the state according to in athlete Zac Brooks, who has committed to Clemson.


  • Ark Bapt vs Broken Arrow
  • El Dorado vs Fayetteville
  • Bentonville vs Calvary
  • GCT vs Har-Ber
  • Heritage Hall vs Mayflower
  • McAlester vs Victory

  • Lakeside vs Olive Branch
  • Springdale vs Stillwater
  • Bastrop vs Charleston
  • Hillcrest vs Jonesboro
  • Midwest City vs Mountain Home
  • Rogers Heritage vs Shiloh

  • Ark Bapt vs El Dorado
  • Broken Arrow vs Fayetteville
  • Bentonville vs GCT
  • Calvary vs Har-Ber
  • Heritage Hall vs McAlester
  • Mayflower vs Victory

  • Lakeside vs Stillwater
  • Olive Branch vs Springdale
  • Bastrop vs Hillcrest
  • Charleston vs Jonesboro
  • Midwest City vs Rogers Heritage
  • Mountain Home vs Shiloh

  • Bentonville vs Har-Ber
  • Heritage Hall vs Victory
  • Calvary vs Mayflower
  • GCT vs McAlester
  • Ark Baptist vs Fayetteville
  • Broken Arrow vs El Dorado

  • Bastrop vs Jonesboro
  • Midwest City vs Shiloh
  • Charleston vs Mountain Home
  • Rogers Heritage vs Hillcrest
  • Lakeside vs Springdale
  • Olive Branch vs Stillwater

  • Har-Ber vs McAlester
  • GCT vs Mayflower
  • Bentonville vs Heritage Hall
  • Calvary vs Victory
  • Ark Bapt vs Lakeside
  • Broken Arrow vs Olive Branch

  • Jonesboro vs Rogers Heritage
  • Mountain Home vs Hillcrest
  • Bastrop vs Midwest City
  • Charleston vs Shiloh
  • Fayetteville vs Stillwater
  • El Dorado vs Springdale


  • Bentonville vs Mayflower
  • Calvary vs McAlester
  • GCT vs Heritage Hall
  • Har-Ber vs Victory
  • Broken Arrow vs Stillwater
  • Ark Bapt vs Olive Branch

  • Bastrop vs Mountain Home
  • Charleston vs Rogers Heritage
  • Hillcrest vs Midwest City
  • Jonesboro vs Shiloh
  • El Dorado vs Lakeside
  • Fayetteville vs Springdale

  • Bentonville vs Victory
  • Calvary vs GCT
  • Har-Ber vs Heritage Hall
  • Mayflower vs McAlester
  • Ark Bapt vs Stillwater
  • Broken Arrow vs Springdale

  • Bastrop vs Shiloh
  • Jonesboro vs Midwest City
  • Charleston vs Hillcrest
  • Mountain Home vs Rogers Heritage
  • El Dorado vs Olive Branch
  • Fayetteville vs Lakeside

  • Calvary vs Heritage Hall
  • Har-Ber vs Mayflower
  • Bentonville vs McAlester
  • GCT vs Victory
  • Ark Bapt vs Springdale
  • Broken Arrow vs Lakeside

  • Hillcrest vs Shiloh
  • Midwest City vs Charleston
  • Bastrop vs Rogers Heritage
  • Jonesboro vs Mountain Home
  • El Dorado vs Stillwater
  • Fayetteville vs Olive Branch

Tournament begins at 12:30.  Click for the schedule and tournament bracket from the tournament website.

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