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Teams Around the State Compete in 7-on-7 Tournament

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It may be summer and we may just as well be in the middle of the baseball season.

While it feels like we just celebrated the Fourth of July, we're not far away from the start of football.

A total of five high school football teams attended today's 7-on-7 tournament at Montana Tech in Butte.

The teams included Butte High, Butte Central, Glacier, Loyola Sacred Heart, and Shepard.

While they were all going up against each other, it was more a chance for the teams to practice.

"We saw some good things, but we saw an awful lot of things that we need to work on,” said Don Peoples Jr. Butte Central Head Coach. “That's the point of being here in July. It's just a good learning experience. You have to learn to compete in this heat, play hard against some good teams."

Seven-on-seven features all positions except for any defensive or offensive lineman.

It's primarily passing plays for the offense.

"The kids kind of like these things,” Butte High Head Coach Arie Grey said. “They like the 7 on 7 stuff. We got a lot of reps, and we're really happy with that. We're liking what the kids are doing. They're doing some really good things. We're kind of moving some guys around and getting them different looks on offense and defense. We're real happy with where we're at right now."

Thursday's tournament featured defending state champs in Loyola Sacred Heart and last year's state runner up with the Glacier Wolfpack.

For Glacier, Thursday was the first day of their hopeful journey back to the title game.

"We definitely know the target is sitting there,” said Glacier Defensive Coordinator Shannon Smith. “Our kids know it, and out coaches know it. Everybody is working really hard, and doing what we can to try to get back into that. It was a lot of fun for us."

While the teams are competing, Thursday was just a chance to improve before the fall.

"For all the young guys, this is an opportunity for them to get a lot of reps, learn the offense, learn the defense, and get better," said Grey.

 

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