7u was dominated by Houston as North and South Houston competed in the finals for bragging rights, in this "Civil War". It was neck and neck for most of the game, a game that was so intense and action packed it was hard to believe you were watching 7 year olds.
With a dazzling display of speed and play making ability you almost forget that someone has to lose. After South Houston takes a lead 12-7, they were able to maintain their composure and hold onto the ball with a running clock on their side to protect their championship. The star of their team has elite track speed and carried the load throughout the showcase. Dillon Mitchell will be a player to watch in years to come.
San Antonio faced the talented Forth Worth squad in the finals. Immediately the game opened up with physical runs and big boy hits, clearly a sign neither team was nervous or afraid of the big moment. San Antonio forced Fort worth to punt after holding them on their first series of downs and swiftly break a 30 yard run for a 6-0 lead. Mid second quarter San Antonio Outlaws quarterback and D1 Nation athlete Chad Warner connects deep for a 50 yard touchdown catch and run to make it 12-0. On the ensuing kick off, San Antonio recovers a fumble and goes to the air right away, putting themselves inside the 10 yard line with just seconds to go before half. Fort Worth dodged a bullet when the last second scoring attempt was dropped in the end zone keeping it 12-0 at the half.
The boys from the Alamo City opened up the second half with another touchdown to go up 20-0 by adding a two point conversion. The conversion was a highlight catch in traffic. Big time stuff. The game ends 20-0 in favor of San Antonio, who registered 96 points and allowed ZERO again in their four games. It was the most dominant team in any division in the Texas All Star Showcase.
After stunning an incredible Dallas team 6-0 in the semi finals, San Antonio plays the monstrous north Houston team. The matchup is another "David vs. Goliath" in terms of the eye test but as we all hope for in athletics is that "on any given Sunday" who knows what the outcome will be. Suffice it to say that David vs Goliath Act II did not have a storybook ending for the underdogs.
To open the game North Houston marches quickly down the field in power O style to take a fast 7-0 lead. In the second quarter Houston defends the San Antonio passing attack and promptly scores on an off tackle run by a very fast running back for a 14-0 lead. 14-0. Extremely late in the 2nd quarter San Antonio has their best chance to make a game of it. A spectacular 30 yard catch over two defenders put them inside the North Houston 10 yard line but the clock runs out before San Antonio could punch it in. Effectively, that was the ball game.
In the second half, North Houston plays tough and were all over the field, swarming defensively. They punched in one more score to make it 20-0, sealing their opponent's fate and winning the Texas All Star Showcase Championship.
The impressive and powerhouse Dallas favorite lined up vs the San Antonio squad. Immediately Dallas' size takes over and causes three straight plays for a loss forcing a punt to make an early statement. Taking over at midfield the Dallas offense runs double tight power O and drives half the field in 5 plays for the score to make it 6-0. San Antonio got their bearings and had some physical downhill runs while playing solid defense. Aided by great team tackling they were able to keep Dallas' five stud running backs from scoring again in the first half.
Opening the second half, Dallas is stopped on a promising drive on 4th down & 5 yards to go inside the 10 yard line. The third quarter remained a stalemate punctuated by hard hitting, trench collisions, and a battle of heart and guts. The score remained 6-0 at the start of the 4th quarter. Late in the fourth one of the Dallas backs breaks off a 40 yarder and it's Katy bar the door as they win the 12 U Championship, 12-0.
There's not enough can be said about both team's defense as five of the top ball carrying talents in the state combined for only one touchdown up until the late Dallas score sealed the deal and seal the deal against a scrappy San Antonio team. The powerhouse squad from Dallas was not scored upon the entire tournament.