7on7 Helps Smaller Schools During the Offseason

Published 07/14 2014 08:25PM

Updated 07/14 2014 08:34PM

Many smaller schools need to find different ways to prepare for the upcoming season before two-a-days. One of the ways they get ready is by playing 7on7 football.

This past weekend the 7on7 season officially came to a close with the state tournament in College Station. This year the Big Country was well represented with all four division two teams that qualified making the championship bracket.

That competition against the state's best should prove valuable for those teams come later in the fall, especially since those schools are not large enough to have spring practice.

It's particularly beneficial for the offense, and teams that like to throw the ball all over the field. Sweetwater made the state tournament for the first time this year, but definitely qualifies as a team that knows how to "chuck the rock."

"Seven-on-seven helps with our offense. Our offense is an all-passing offense. It let's me know where I can put the ball, how much I can depend on my guys, where I can put it for them, and let them get their routes and know our plays better," said Sweetwater quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey.

All schools that do not have spring practice are eligible to start preseason practices on August 4th.

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