- Joel Rodgers
What used to be called the Benton 7on7 tournament has changed its name, and added more teams.
The new name is The Northwest LA Charity Invitational. A huge annual 7on7 tournament organized and run by Harvest Laborers, a non-profit organization founded to help support those called to mission trips, will now have over two dozens teams.
The Northwest LA Charity Invitational Friday and Saturday June 14 and 15 at Freedom Fields in Bossier.
This year all $ raised will be donated to Coach Bo Meeks (Airline) to help offset medical & travel expenses as he battles stomach cancer.
Pool play starts Friday June 14. It will be followed by a double-elimination tournament on Saturday June 15.
This years event has 26 teams from all over the state;
Benton Tigers, Airline Vikings, Captain Shreve Gators, North Caddo Rebels, Bolton, St. Fred’s, Haughton Bucs, North Desoto Griffins, Logansport Tigers, Calvary Cavaliers, Mansfield Wolverines, Pineville, Green Oaks Giants, Neville Tigers, Huntington Raiders, St. Mary’s Tigers, Red River Bulldogs, West Monroe Rebels, Dunham Tigers, Northwood Falcons, Loyola Flyers, Parkway Panthers, Newman Greenies, Southwood Cowboys, St. Amant Gators, ASH Trojans
Captain Shreve is the defending champion of the 7-on-7 tournament and will be returning most of their talent. In 2018, QB Darrius Grant was the MVP of the tournament and will have his extremely fast group of gators beside him as they attempt to defend their title.
The gators are loaded with speed and talent on both sides of the ball and will be an extremely tough out for anyone they face.