(UPDATED MAY 17, 12:55 P.M.) Huge S/O to Coach Will Stein and Co. at Lake Travis who put a ton of work into prepping one of the premiere State Qualifying Tournaments. Below, you’ll find the 16 teams competing TOMORROW, as well as times, locations and rules. Best of luck to all! By this time tomorrow, two teams will punch their tickets to College Station’s State Tournament (June 28-29, 2019).
POOL A (Location: Cavalier Stadium Main Field)
Lake Travis Cavaliers
Dripping Springs Tigers
Austin High Maroons
Field 1: Lake Travis vs. Akins, Field 2: Dripping Springs vs. Austin High
Field 1: Lake Travis vs. Dripping Springs, Field 2: Akins vs. Austin High
Field 1: Austin High vs Lake Travis, Field 2: Akins vs Dripping Springs
NOTABLE: Lake Travis most recently won a State 7v7 Championship in 2017. Austin High hasn’t been in College Station tournament since 2013, but are a dark horse behind future D1 QB Charles Wright (’21). Dripping Springs last clinched a State berth in 2015, the final year of Coach McBride’s tenure. The Eagle have yet to advance to the State tourney.
POOL B (Location: Cavalier Track Field)
Del Valle Cardinals
Field 3: Del Valle vs Connally, Field 4: Hendrickson vs McCallum
Field 3: Del Valle vs Hendrickson, Field 4: Connally vs McCallum
Field 3: McCallum vs Del Valle, Field 4: Connally vs Hendrickson
NOTEABLE: Del Valle has been red hot on the D1 recruiting trail, with QB Burton (’21) and RB Dunlap (’21) leading the way. Its the first year under new QB1 Xaver Lucio (’21) for the Hawks, who haven’t been to the State tournament since ’15. Knights and Cougars seek their first C-State berth.
POOL C (Location: Cavaliers Upper Practice Field)
Cedar Park Timberwolves
Field 5: Westlake vs Vandegrift, Field 6: Cedar Park vs. Belton
Field 5: Westlake vs Cedar Park, Field 6: Vandegrift vs. Belton
Field 6: Belton vs Westlake, Vandegrift vs. Cedar Park
NOTEABLE: Westlake looks to return to the State Tournament for 2nd year in a row. They last won it all in 2015 behind now UT-QB Sam Ehlinger. Cedar Park is looking to return after their last visit in 2016, behind Mak Sexton. Vandegrift has reached all of the football highs you can think of except the State 7v7 tourney. Is this the year? We love you Belton, but rooting for our ATX teams 🙂 . Shout out to Tigers’ Coach Cope who is simply one of the very best.
POOL D (Location: Cavaliers Lower Practice Field)
LTSQT ’19 Winner of MORE LIFE Bracket Designation
Vista Ridge Rangers
Field 7: Hutto vs. Bowie, Field 8: Vista Ridge vs Westwood
Field 7: Hutto vs. Vista Ridge, Field 8: Bowie vs. Westwood
Field 7: Westwood vs Hutto, Field 8: Bowie vs. Vista Ridge
NOTEABLE: Hutto has made the State Tournament five of the last seven years (and 3 in a row). Westwood is looking for its first trip back since the Will Jennings days of 2017. Bowie is a perennial theat to go CSTAT, and have missed only once (2017) in the last four seasons. Vista Ridge was the surprise of Summer ’18 when they punched their ticket behind a largely unknown group of youngsters. They same core is a year older. Whoever comes out of this bracket will earn our biggest respect.
LAYMAN’S VERSION OF RULES:
SCORING: 7v7, TDs = 6 points, XP from 5 yards = 1 point, XP 10 yards = 2 points
ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS: End 3 game pool play with best record, or tied record with highest point total as tiebreaker.
SEMIFINALS PLAYED AT 1:10 PM (CAVALIERS MAIN FOOTBALL STADIUM), WINNER OF POOL A VS. POOL B, POOL C VS. POOL D
Winners of both Semifinals punch ticket to State Tournament in College Station (June 28, 29th, 2019)