The Weddington High School football team made a strong showing this past weekend against some of the best schools in the nation at the Powerade 7on7 Invitational Tournament at the Matthews Sportsplex. The Warriors left the tournament with an impressive overall record of 9-3. They bested six opponents in preliminary games to earn a fifth place seed leading into official tournament play on Saturday.
This year’s tournament, the fifth annual, featured 32 elite teams from 19 states. Weddington was one of only four teams selected to participate from North Carolina. Their Carolina counterparts were Hough High School out of Cornelius, Vance High School out of Charlotte and Richmond Senior High School from Rockingham.
Weddington began the weekend with five consecutive wins; their first loss came in game six against Christ the King High School out of Queens, New York by a score of 19-18. The Warriors would go on to earn four more consecutive victories before falling in their last two games to Woodward Academy of College Park, Georgia and the Tiger Nation team, who won last year’s tournament, out of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey. The tournament championship went to Life Christian Academy from Chester, Virginia. The victory came by a score of 17-16 against Tiger Nation.
Weddington will kick off regular season play August 23 at 7:30 p.m. against the Ardrey Kell Knights. The Warriors were last season’s 3AA NCHSAA champions and ended their season with an incredible 15-1 record.
Visit www.powerade7on7.com for more information on this year’s tournament or to find and submit a coach’s interest form for the 2020 tournament.