RHS Football News
Hornets Shine at Cam’s 7 on 7
The Hornets gave us all an exciting preview of the upcoming season demonstrating precision, hard work, teamwork, and a never-say-die attitude at the 7 on 7 sponsored by Cam Newton at North Cobb High School on 5/31 and 6/1.
Of the tournament, Coach Ford said, “I was very pleased with how the offense and defense competed. The offense was crisp and fast and the defense was sound, played with great technique and great effort. On day 1 we finished 7-1 and secured the #1 seed going into tournament play. We lost a tough game to put us in the loser’s bracket but we knocked off the 2 and 4 seed on our way to the Final 4. We eventually ran out of gas, losing to perennial power North Cobb but finishing 11-3 over 2 days of competition left us very pleased with how our summer started.”
Academic success, impeccable character, and hard work were emphasized as the key ingredients for success in football and life via motivational speeches given each day by Cam’s dad, Cam and a select number of college bound and college players.
At an award ceremony which culminated the tournament, Cam named 10 All Star Players whom he had picked from the weekend’s competition, five of which were from Roswell. They were: James Whitaker, Mechane Slade, Hunter Coleman, Xavier McKinney, and Marcelino Ball who will now work with Cam in an effort to compete on his All Star Team at the IMG 7 on 7 National Championship in Bradenton, Florida, June 20-22.
When presenting the All Star Awards, Cam commented, “This is starting to look like the Roswell Show!”
What a great weekend of outstanding football for our fabulous offense and defense! Thanks to the coaches who took their weekend to give the players such an invaluable opportunity! Congratulations to ALL the HORNETS who worked so hard and represented Roswell so well.
WAY TO STING’EM!