The Steers will look to earn their fourth Texas 7on7 state football championship this summer. They will play in the Graham state qualifying tournament on May 15 at Graham High School. The team has won state championships in 2013, 2014 and 2017 (shown).
Contributed photo by David Flynn
Texas 7on7 SQT to return to Graham
The state 7on7 football tournament has returned this year and a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas State 7on7 Organization operates independently of the UIL or the THSCA. It promotes the game of football through 7on7 competitions. Currently, there are 66 scheduled state qualifying tournaments across Texas. The Graham Steers’ quest for a fourth state 7on7 championship will begin May 15. Graham High School, along with Springtown, will host a qualifying tournament on May 15 that will send two teams to the state tournament.
Each school will host seven other teams and send one to the state tournament, taking place June 24-26 in College Station. Graham will host Breckenridge, Bowie, Peaster, Dumas, Hirschi, Krum and Brownwood. Springtown will host Midlothian, Sanger, Argyle, Melissa, Whitney, Stephenville and McKinney Christian.
All 16 teams will be split into four pools with Graham and Springtown each hosting two pools. The winners of Pool A and Pool B will decide who earns a state tournament spot from Graham High School. The winners of Pool C and Pool D will decide the spot from Springtown.
For the rest of the story, see the May 1 edition of The Graham Leader.