Pair of local teams competing in 7-on-7 tourney at Lakeshore

Published 12:10 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Fans of Washington Parish teams have a great opportunity to see two of their local teams in action later on this week, as the Southeast Louisiana 7-on-7 Invitational takes place at Lakeshore High School.
The tournament will feature 21 total teams, with two from Washington Parish in Bowling Green School and Franklinton.
Teams will play five pool play games — four on Friday and one more on Saturday across four fields. Following the final slate of pool play games, teams will be seeded by record, as the tournament moves into single elimination bracket play.
Friday’s games begin at 1 p.m. and the final contest is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday morning’s pool play game times are 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Bowling Green School opens the tournament at 3 p.m. on Friday against Moss Point on Field 3. The Buccaneers then play Kenner Discovery at 4:30 p.m. on Field 1. Bowling Green’s final two games Friday are on Field 3. The Bucs play Sulphur’s junior varsity team at 6 p.m. and then Fontainebleau an hour later.
The next day, Bowling Green faces Lakeshore’s J.V. team on Field 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Franklinton begins the tournament at 3 p.m. against Kenner Discovery on Field 1. The Demons’ next contest takes place at 4:30 p.m. against Moss Point on Field 2. Franklinton continues pool play with a contest against Mandeville’s junior varsity team at 6 p.m. before wrapping up Friday’s play at 7:30 p.m. against Northshore on Field 2. Franklinton’s pool play game on Saturday is against Slidell at 10 a.m. on Field 4.
Games are 21 minutes long. The first 20 minutes have a running clock with the final minute having the typical clock rules.
Possessions begin 40 yards from the end zone. First downs are at the 25 and 10-yard lines. Quarterbacks have four seconds to throw the ball.
Teams can score points offensively and defensively.
Touchdowns are six points and point after touchdowns are 1 or 2. One-point PATs are at the 5 with 2-point conversions are at the 10. There are no 2-point attempts in the pool play.
Defensively, teams get three points for an interception (there are no points for an interception return for a touchdown) and two points per turnover on downs.

Bowling Green School coach Boomer Nunez (facing the left) talks to his team during a timeout at a game this past season. Bowling Green is competing a 7-on-7 tournament Friday and Saturday at Lakeshore.