Jason Gesser fielded all the calls, and there were a lot of them. As soon as it was announced that…
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"It's turned into a great community event. Everyone does a fantastic job of keeping things organized and on time.
On Saturday, the 7-on-7 tournament starts at 9 am, with eight full fields going at one time. At lunchtime will be the Kicking/Punting Competition. On Sunday, the 7-on-7 tournament begins again at 9 am, with the lineman challenge starting roughly 30 minutes later. As always, the lineman challenge will ends with the Tug of War.
7-on-7 tournaments have become a big part of off-season training for high schools. The Skyline event won't be a 'tournament' per se, because the Spartan coaches decided it was more practical to just let the players play and the coaches coach.
"The biggest thing that helps that it's a time to teach and a time to get as many repetitions against top talent," Taylor said. "The coaches can stop a play, talk to kids about a technique, but still build up that competitive edge."
This year's Skills and Drills on the Hill Presenting Sponsor is Prep Sportswear. Other sponsors include Swedish Hospital; Sports Authority; G2 Sports Therapy; Sportsworx; Sports Psychology Consultants; PowerAde, Goodyear, Pacer Propane, and others.
Here's a list of the participating teams, as well as some of the top prospects from those teams expected to compete:
1 - Bonney Lake Panthers
2 - Bothell Cougars - Trent Sewell, Danny Wilson, Austen Dahl
3 - Curtis Vikings - Ty Saathoff, Chris Folk, Kaden Del Toro
4 - Davis Pirates (Yakima) - David Trimble, Charles McRae Jr.
5 - Eastlake Wolves - Matt Uhlar, Keegan Kemp, Gino Bresolin
6 - Eastside Catholic Crusaders - Trey Reynolds, Chevy Walker
7 - Enumclaw Hornets
8 - Ferndale Golden Eagles
9 - Ferris Saxons (Spokane) - Drew Sharkey, Kurtis Karstetter, Cole Lemer
10 - Glacier Peak Grizzlies
11 - Graham Kapowsin Eagles - Drew Austin, Kahlil Dawson
12 - Inglemoor Vikings - Michael Tupou
13 - Issaquah Eagles - Eric Lemke
14 - Kamiak Knights - Anthony Berg
15 - Kentwood Conquerors - Visa Thach
16 - Lake Washington Kangaroos
17 - Mercer Island Islanders - Jeff Lindquist, Nicky Sinclair
18 - Meridian Trojans
19 - Mountlake Terrace Hawks
20 - Peninsula Seahawks (Gig Harbor)
21 - Redmond Mustangs
22 - Seattle Lutheran Saints
23 - Skyline Spartans - Max Browne, Nic Sblendorio, Damian Greene, Peyton Pelluer
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