• Graham’s Raider Horn fights for extra yards during Saturday’s Graham State Qualifying 7-on-7 Tournament against Bowie at Newton Field. The Steers went 3-1, falling to Wichita Falls Hirschi in the championship game. Leader photo by Travis Martinez

Graham hosts State Qualifying Tournament

The Graham 7-on-7 team began their quest for state over the weekend with the Graham State Qualifying Tournament. It is believed to be the first time the town has hosted a SQT. Despite falling in the tournament championship game, the Steers saw several bright spots.

Weather caused havoc for the first part of the day Saturday, as the games were delayed two hours with heavy rain in the area during the morning hours. Graham was originally scheduled to host 16 teams, but with only one turf field, half the teams played their games in Springtown. Games were condensed to only 15-minute halves and 10 minutes in between games.

Sophomore Hunter Lanham had a tremendous showing in ...

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