Lake Braddock QB Billy Edwards (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruitNoVA)
24 teams are set to compete at Falls Church HS
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Twenty-four teams hit the fields at Falls Church High School on Saturday morning for a 7-on-7 clash that’s yielded some great competition in years past.
Falls Church head football coach Said Aziz puts on this annual event that’s seen Colonial Forge win the championship for two years running. Two years ago, Forge was tops in a 24-team field.
Last year, the event was pushed up to May due to planned stadium renovations and Forge was tops in a 16-team field.
Here are the teams participating in this year’s event:
Washington & Lee
There are certainly some intriguing story lines that present themselves with this team pool.
Woodbridge brings the nation’s #1 linebacker recruit to the gridiron. Antoine Sampah comes into his senior year as Virginia’s top college prospect. He’s already committed to LSU, so he’s in position to focus on the football season which is now less than three months away.
Penn State commit R.J. Adams is also on the Woodbridge roster, but since he’s a lineman, we don’t expect to see Adams at Falls Church this weekend.
Lake Braddock tight end Matthew Hibner has caught fire this spring, going from zero offers in January to 28 offers now that we’re into June. Hibner’s latest offer came from Maryland earlier this week. Bruins QB Billy Edwards is drawing offers as well and will certainly benefit from having a big target like Hibner to throw to.
Here’s one other note of intrigue: Park View failed to field a varsity football team for the 2018 season. The 7-on-7 tournament could prove that Park View is on the way back and ready to play a varsity schedule in 2019.
Check back on Sunday for an event recap. Early next week, we’ll have a full gallery of photos from the event, plus more coverage on the college prospects participating in the tournament.
– Andy Hilton