How did Alabama prep football powers fare in the USA Football 7on7 Championship?

Hoover, AL – The Hoover Bucs‘ bid to keep the USA Football National Championship trophy in Hoover fell just short Saturday afternoon at the Hoover Met. 

Josh Niblett’s Bucs fell to 2016 South Carolina state runner-up Boiling Springs High 29-17.   The Bulldogs from Spartanburg County came back from a 17 point deficit, midway through the championship contest, to take the game away from the defending 7A state champion Buccaneers.

After a less than spectacular 3-3 record exiting pool play, the Bulldogs rattled off wins over Alabama powers Spain Park, Baldwin County and McGill-Toolen in route to their showdown with Hoover on the Bucs home field.  

The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies advanced to the quarter-final round of play before being bounced by Hoover.  Alabama 7A powers McGill-Toolen and Thompson joined Hoover and Boiling Springs in the national semi-final round.  

Check out action shots from the final three rounds of the USA Football 7on7 National Championship: 

Complete scores from bracket play: 

Round 1

New Canaan, CT30Best Academy, GA20
Oakland, TN20Enterprise18
Minor24Ft. Walton Beach, FL.10
Valdosta, GA28Northridge2
Memphis East,TN37Camden County, GA8

Round 2

Walton, GA42New Canaan, CT3
Baldwin County30Gadsden10
Boiling Springs, SC32Spain Park19
McGill-Toolen32Oakland, TN6
Greenville18Brunswick, GA19
Central, Phenix City15Niceville, FL14
Colquitt County, GA26Minor8
Mandeville, LA19Spanish Fort9
Hewitt-Trussville28Lassiter, GA22
Valdosta, GA26Park Crossing10
Jeff Davis25Daphne22
Har-Ber, AR32Bob Jones12
Dutch Fork, SC7Memphis East, TN0

Round 3

Hoover27Mandeville, LA2
Hewitt-Trussville19Valdosta, GA18
Thompson33Jeff Davis6
Har-Ber, AR22Dutch Fork14
Walton, Ga31Opelika12
Boiling Springs, Sc37Baldwin County9
McGill-Toolen26Brunswick, GA19
Colquitt County, GA13Central, Phenix City12


Thompson23Har-Ber, AR20
Boiling Spring, SC30Walton, Ga21
McGill-Toolen24Colquitt County, Ga11


Boiling Springs, SC29McGill-Toolen18

National Championship

Winner Looser
Boiling Springs, SC29Hoover17

Scores from Saturday’s consolation games

Winner Looser
Best Academy, GA32Camden County, GA16
Childersburg29Ft. Walton Beach, FL.12
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa29New Canaan, CT25
Bob Jones7Memphis East, TN0
Spanish Fort25McAdory17
Niceville, FL29Minor14
Park Crossing37Lassiter, GA4
Spain Park22Gadsden City17

Take a look back at the first two days of the USA Football 7on7 National Championship