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Wildcats undefeated in 7on7

Special to the Yorktown  News-View

On Saturday, June 26 several Wildcat players traveled to Pettus to participate in their seven on seven football tournament.  This fast paced game has become increasingly popular among high school football players and the so-called skill players.

On a 45 yard field, two fifteen minute halves are played in a situation that is similar to touch football. No tackling is allowed and there is not any punting or kicking. The quarterback is allowed four seconds to pass the ball to a receiver, otherwise the play is blown dead. The defense is not allowed to rush the quarterback and he also can not run with the ball to pick up yardage. The offense has three plays to pick up 15 yards for a first down.

Teams competing included Stockdale, Beeville, Benavides, Natalia, Pettus, Woodsboro, Three Rivers, Skidmore Tynan, Mathis and Yorktown.

The Yorktown squad faced off with Three Rivers during their early morning game. The first half was low scoring with the Wildcats leading 8-0. The Wildcats would extend their lead to 22 before the Bulldogs found the end zone. Three Rivers would also complete their two point conversion resulting in the game concluding, 22-8. This would be the most points the Wildcat defense would allow the remainder of the tournament as they went on to win against Woodsboro and Skidmore Tynan 22-7 and 26-0, respectively.

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