Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 20 June 2014 11:02
Are you ready for some football? If you are then Bentsen Palm Park in Mission is the place to be. That’s where the Mission Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a 7-on-7 passing tournament league that features some of the best high school football talent in South Texas engaged in a fast-paced, passing only version of the most popular sport in the country – football.
Varsity football players participating in this league include Mission High, Veterans Memorial, Sharyland, La Joya, Palmview, Juarez-Lincoln, PSJA, PSJA North and Edcouch Elsa. Some of these schools have only one team in the league while others have two.
Since UIL rules ban high school coaches from participating in these summer leagues, most 7-on-7 teams are coached by parents of the players. As the coach of VMHS team No. 1, Roland de Leon explained what 7-on-7 football is all about.