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FHS 7-on-7 football UCLA-bound
Bill Clabo Field site of 2007 football jamboree

Thanks to a 9-1 record against a four-state field, Farragut High School’s summertime football team is heading to UCLA. The Admirals’ 21-man adidas 7-on-7 Passing League team finished second during a 28-team tournament including teams from Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina at UT June 9-10. The runner-up award earned FHS an all-expense-paid trip to the adidas National Tournament July 19-21 in Los Angeles, Calif., home of UCLA.

“Somewhere in all those games, someone contributed,” Admiral varsity football head coach Eddie Courtney said. He labeled the league a 20-minute, “fast-paced” touch game played on a 50-yard field.

At UCLA, Farragut will join Oak Ridge, UT champion, among 24 national teams earning berths at other adidas-sponsored universities.

Using “flag football rules,” according to Courtney, the coach said he encourages —without demanding — that his skill-position players participate. Most of his top skill-position players do in fact play, “plus a couple of linebackers,” the coach added.

Specific benefits? “It helps them work on their timing, and helps them to get to know each other … running pass routes and reading coverages,” Courtney said. “Defensively, reading formations and being able to adjust to things.

“It’s a good teaching tool, plus the kids get to have some fun.”

Team members are Trevoris Bogan, Ben Danchek, Brandon Hylton, Cody Harvey, Taylor Fry, Zach Allen, Andrew Martland, Jonathan Moskal, Sam Mowery, Reese Browning, Kyle Casey, Lee Van Dyne, Chris Bass, David Allen, Danny Vest, Andre´ Sterling, Alex Encarnacion, Dane Lovell, Will Pearman, J.T. Doucette, Brady Evans and Micah Devan.

Assistant coaches with 7-on-7 are Tom Doucette, David Sweetland and Brad Watts.


Farragut’s Bill Clabo Field will be one site for this season’s 2007 Knoxville Football League Jamboree in August.

With this season’s jamboree split into back-to-back nights, the Admirals will host 10 to 12 yet-to-be-determined teams “from the west end of the county” and area Friday, Aug. 17, Courtney said.

Central High School will host other Knox County and a few area teams during its jamboree Thursday, Aug. 16.

Having been held at Neyland Stadium in recent years, “U-T is doing some work over there, so that’s not available this year for the jamboree,” Courtney said.


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