HOOVER, Alabama -- McGill-Toolen wins the Hoover City Elite 7 on 7 Championship in a three day competition that was held in Hoover, Alabama. McGill-Toolen went 7-1 in pool play but the #3 seed Yellow Jackets had wins over North Forsyth, Ga (25-16), Mallard Creek, NC (20-10), Colquitt County, Ga (18-12) and Spanish Fort (26-4) in the championship game.
The only loss of the tournament was their opening game against Hazel Green before ripping off the next 10 wins. "We are learning how to compete that is why we are playing these kinds of tournaments," said McGill-Toolen head coach Earnest Hill. "We want to get better in the secondary, get better with our receivers running routes and our quarterback throwing the ball on time, but the biggest thing is just competing. That is how we win football games by competing and just out work everyone else.
Memphis commit QB Sheldon Layman had a solid three days but the defense was the biggest consistent players in the tournament. The Yellow Jackets lost to Hoover in the Class 7A Championship game last season and is looking to get another chance at the 7A title. "This is our chance for our next guy to step up when we loose a few players off last years team," added Hill. "We lost three guys in the secondary so I was really proud the way they played up here. With a new offensive coordinator, our guys worked with Coach Scott for a month and kudos to our offensive staff for putting together a plan for our offense and winning this tournament."
The defensive backs of Korian Wilson, Tyler Hansley, Joseph Langan, Sam Satterwhite and Joseph Williams were key in the McGill-Toolen win.
Teams for 2018
Hoover (7A) QB Robbie Ashford (out), RB Larry McCammon (out), DB Cody Martin (out), QB Josh Lundy, WR Xavier Long, WR Ja'Vone Williams, WR Jake Tucker, TE Kole Allen, WR Zach Elam, LB Nick Curtis, DB Miles Spurling,
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (6A) QB Jay Bramblett, WR Tre Ross, WR Kyah Moore, WR Andre Siler, WR Jack Smalley, WR Tarrence Brown, RB Sincere Gibson, RB Marcus Wilkins, WR Khris Binion, SAF, Miller Park, LB Kalvyn Crummie, SAF Courtney Collins, LB Zach Collins, CB Jaquan Jones, LB Cade Atchison
McGill-Toolen (7A) QB Sheldon Layman, Jaden Mosley, WR D.J. James, LB Wells Keaton, WR Jennings Clayton, DB Tyler Hansley, DB Joseph Langan, DB Sam Satterwhite, WR Bo Hightower
Austin (7A) DB Reddy Steward, OLB Awysum Harris, RB Tyhlen Williams, RB Kendall Scales, DB Kieran Booker, QB Quincy Crittendon, WR Tre' Shackelford, LB Matthew Garth, WR Keenan Hambrick
Park Crossing (6A) DB Tacorey Turner, OLB Darius Hodges, OLB Jaden Taylor SS Tremaine Osborne, CB Steven Thomas, RB Lamont Mitchell, RB Justin Hendrix, QB Jayvius Langford
Gardendale (6A) WR Will Baker, QB/WR Colt Belcher, WR Chris Boon, RB/WR Jaylan Chapman, QB Will Crowder, WR Owen Cupps, WR Stephen Lewis, TE Bailey Parsons, RB Jacob Wright, DB Tanrence Catlin, LB Carson Cook, LB Cole Dodson, LB B.J. Finley, DB Hunter Henson
New Canaan, Ct QB Drew Pyne, WR Zach LaPolice, DB Drew Guida, LB Garrett Braden, WR Quintin O'Connell
Mallard Creek, NC RB Charles Mincy, RB Trenton Simpson
Charles Henderson (5A)
Niceville, Fl QB Will Koch, WR Roman Prestarri, HB P.Q. Sotelo, RB TJ Pope, WR/DB Mi'Quel Coward
Hazel Green (6A) QB Chase Starling, QB Anothony Harbin, RB Amir Mckinstry, RB Jalen Atkinson, WR Deonte Beauchamp, WR David Hines, WR Jamaal Osborne, WR Jarren Warren, DB Javon Parker, DB Ben Pitts, DB Chance Starling, DB Chauncey Andrews, DB Dylan Avery, LB Michael Pitts, LB Garett Cross, LB Adrian Gilstrap, LB Landon Davis
Clay-Chalkville (6A) QB Willie Miller, WR Ben Heller, RB TD Ellington, WR Anthony Lougheed, RB Courtney Braxton, WR Logan Pruett, DB Drew Heller, DB Jaylin Mack, DB Cameron Ware, DB Kelley McCullough, WR Bakari Casselberry, DB Andru Ransaw, DB Jordan Allen, LB Alfred Thomas, RB Detoyrian Reeves, DB Daunte Davis, LB Leroy King, RB Demarcus Burris
North Forsyth, Ga DB Jon Fleming
Spain Park (7A) LB Cedric Tooson, QB Mason Pronk, LB Josh Wallace, CB Braxton Hall, LB/WR Kenyon Hines, RB Jalen Henderson, QB Harrison Barker, LB Dre Robinson, S Josh Stanton, George Hill, WR Kam McDaniel, WR Jacob Jenkins
Colquitt County, Ga RB Daijun Edwards
Jefferson County, Ga
Spanish Fort (6A) WR D.J. James, WR Kris Abrams-Draine, QB Jackson Burkhalter
Enterprise (7A) QB Grant Thornton, QB Logan McCarthy, RB Trey Robinson, RB Maurice Hicks, WR Deshawn McLeod, WR/TE Mason Jeffers, WR KJ Couch, DB Jayden Desir, DB King Johnson, DB Isiah Foster, DB Romaine McFarland, LB Robert Ellis, LB Xander O' Connell, LB Tyler Vanelstine, LB KD McCray, DB Lucas Rogers
Gadsden City (7A) RB Jamontez Woods,
West Monroe, La
Prattville (7A) QB Tra Edwards, WR Taylor Thompson
Opelika (6A) DB Marcus Tyson, WR Jalyn Holloway, DB/WR Jaylen Stinson, LB Jaquan Foote, WR Jalen Cummins, QB Cade Blackmon, TE Landon Billingsley, RB Brantan Barnett, DB Tyrell Davis, DB Qua Barnett, LB DeMunn TeKael
Holy Cross, La
Foley (7A) RB Ezekiel Strong, WR Dalton Gideons, CB Jerome Hawkins, LB Cole Parker, FS Iverson Armstrong,