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On April 14, the Mineral Wells Rams seven-on-seven eighth-grade football team participated in a seven-on-seven tournament hosted by RISE Sports in Keller, and after a hard fought day of football came away champions.
On their way to the championship game they defeated the Keller Rebels ,21-7, the Titan Elite, 42-0, the Keller Chargers, 21-14, and the Timbercreek Dirty Birds, 21-7.
Leading up to the championship game the Rams’ stingy defense and potent offense produced a total points scored versus allowed ratio of 105/28.
They met the Keller Chargers again in the championship game. After trading points back and forth, the Chargers scored in the final minute and the game ended in a 21-21 tie, sending it into overtime.
In overtime, each team is allowed one possession with the winner being the team that gets closest to the goal line.
The Chargers got first possession and were able to move the ball to the five-yard line. On their possession, the Rams would need a touchdown to win. They did just that, with a 52-yard pass into the end zone from quarterback Trent Guinn to Cameron Weiss, who blew by two defensive backs to reach out and haul in the touchdown pass, sealing a 28-21 victory and the tournament championship.
Each team member contributed heavily to the effort, making critical plays throughout the long day. On defense, interception leaders were Stefan Sandoval, Kaine Carraway and Dylan Dahlhauser.
Eduardo Rasberry had multiple knock downs along with Angel Garcia, Andy Garcia, Johnny Morales, Christian Garcia, Lane Houston and Cameron Weiss playing shut down defense all day.
On offense, QB Trent Guinn’s touchdown to interception ratio was 15/1, touchdown reception leaders were Cameron Weiss and Stefan Sandoval with Christian Garcia, Johnny Morales, Angel Garcia, Lane Houston and Eduardo Rasberry each contributing critical receptions and/or touchdowns and ending the day with a total points scored versus allowed ratio of 133/49.
Coaches Tony Guinn and Sergio Sandoval commented that “there was not one thing more we could have asked of any of the boys, they were tired, hot and sunburned, but never quit and never put their heads down. No matter what the outcome of the game – that is what you want to see in them. They played with a lot of heart and they played as a team unit. They earned this and we are very proud of them.”
The team will be competing in the spring seven-on-seven league which began Sunday at Timbercreek High School in Keller.
The tournament benefitted the END IT organization that is working to bring awareness to and fighting against human trafficking around the globe INCLUDING the United States.
See the following links for information on both organizations as well as how to donate to them: www.enditmovement.com.
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