B2G 5 Star captured the IMG 7v7 West Regional crown at Fullerton College on Sunday, defeating Body By Tra in the championship game and finishing the tournament 8-0. With the victory, B2G 5 Star advances to the National Championship tournament in Bradenton, FL in June.
All the teams in attendance are stockpiled with D1 bound talent from around the west coast. Hosted by the National Football Association, the two-day event featured Adoree' Jackson in his first 7v7 tournament this spring. On day one, Jackson made several highlight reel plays for Team AIGA, displaying his great athleticism and ball-hawking skills.
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B2G 5 Star, Body By Tra and Those Guys #1 all finished day one undefeated. Teams made the trip from as north as Sacramento to showcase their talents.
The intensity level seemed to go up a notch on day two. Teams were competing at a high level and making electric plays all over the field. Hart quarterback Brady White led B2G 5 Star with precision accuracy and excellent decision making.
At White's disposal is an arsenal of weapons including Hart teammate Trent Irwin, Serra receiver Jordan Lasley, Notre Dame slot receiver Daniel Khan, Los Alamitos speedster DeShawn Gordon, West Torrance wideout Craig Knaus and La Habra tight end Darrell Cloy.
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In the final, B2G 5 Star matched up with rival Body By Tra, who defeated B2G 5-Star at the Passing Down 7v7 the week before. Body By Tra is led by Monrovia running back Kurt Scoby, Upland quarterback Tyler Hilinski, Upland receiver Jeffrey Farrar and Culver City cornerback Stanley Norman.
On Sunday, it was B2G 5 Star that made enough plays to secure the victory. The super talented receiving corps featuring Irwin, Lasley and Khan proved to much to handle as B2G built a big lead early. To their credit, Body By Tra charged back into the contest but came up short in the end.
The NFA put on a great tournament that provides the best student athletes in the west coast an effective platform to display their abilities and compete against top competition.