The Carol City football team continues to roll in offseason 7-on-7 play.
Following a title in the Miami Dolphins tournament two weeks ago, Carol City won the Nike Football Opening Team Games 7-on-7 with a 44-23 rout in the championship game over Flanagan on Saturday at West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy.
Chiefs quarterback Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert was sensational, rarely running a drive that didn’t result in points.
“It’s definitely good having four great receivers that are always getting open and finding a way to come down with the ball,” Calvert said. “[It’s huge] having two big receivers in Montray Smith and Kevaughn Dingle on the outside and quick receivers Steve Newbold and Victor Tucker in the slot.”
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Carol City took down Coconut Creek in a tightly contested semifinal, clinching its trip to the final with a Keelen Roberts interception in the end zone one-on-one against Binjimen Victor on the final play.
The runner-up finish for Flanagan, which also finished second in the UM 7-on-7, combined with wins in the individual quarterback, wide receiver and 40-yard challenges meant the Falcons came away with the most overall team points by day’s end.
In other individual challenges, Booker T. Washington won the lineman and placekicker challenges, and Miami Central scored the most points in skills and agility.
Nike had special guest appearances by NFL wide receivers Allen Hurns of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hurns attended UM and Carol City, and Brown came out of Miami Norland.