by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Hampton University’s 7 on 7 event Saturday was a smashing success. Following a day of rain due to tropical storm Andrea, the fields were in excellent shape. The event gave 15 of the region’s high school programs an opportunity to visit the HU campus, get evaluated by the coaching staff at HU, and compete against each other in 7 on 7 and lineman challenge activities.
Without their star athlete Jalyn Holmes, Lake Taylor won the day. The defending Division 5 State Champion Titans went 9-0 over the course of the event with quarterback Delmon Williams leading the way. The performance was enough to win Williams an offer from Hampton. We’ll cover that separately.
Lake Taylor defeated Princess Anne, Wilson, Hermitage, John Marshall, and Western Branch in pool play. In the playoffs, they reached the final four in quick order to face off against Salem. On the other side of the final four, Deep Creek faced off against Bishop McNamara out of Maryland, led by ex-HU assistant coach Keith Goganious. The Titan topped the Sundevils while the Hornets fell to the Mustangs, setting up a final pitting Virginia’s best against Maryland.
The Titans took the title with a strong performance.
Other local programs showed very well, including Poquoson, Kecoughtan, Bethel, and Phoebus. We’ll have photos online from the event soon, and we’ll follow up with the scholarship offer that was extended to Lake Taylor quarterback Delmon Williams.
– Andy Hilton