Big Day for Alabama schools Hoover and McGill-Toolen at National Select 7 on 7

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Alabama’s Hoover and McGill-Toolen had perfect days during pool play at Day 1 of the National Select 7 on 7 in Hoover, Alabama.  Both teams won all seven games on Friday to win their respect pools and pick-up high seeds for Saturday’s championship round.

Hoover won Pool A, which included a 23-14 win over North Carolina-power Mallard Creek, while McGill-Toolen, from Pool B, defeated in-state power and defending Alabama 6A champ Clay-Chalkville 17-14.  Hoover received the #1 seed for the championship round, while McGill-Toolen is the #3 seed.

Spartanburg from South Carolina also had a perfect Friday winning Pool D.  The Vikings advanced to Saturday as the tournament’s #2 seed.  Mallard Creek will enter Saturday as the #4 seed in the 32 team field.

Below are the first-round match-ups in the double-elimination tournament on Saturday.

#1 Hoover (AL) vs. #32Grand Street Campus (NY)

#16 Wheaton North (IL) vs. #17 North Gwinnett (GA)

#8 Lasitter (GA) vs. #25 Foly (AL)

#9 Fayetteville (AR) vs. #24 Mandeville (LA)

#4 Mallard Creek (NC) vs. Centennial (GA)

#13 Grayson (GA) vs. #20 DeSoto Central (MS)

#5 Colquitt County (GA) vs. #28 Carver (AL)

#12 Stanhope Elmore (AL) vs. #21 Valdosta (GA)

#2 Spartanburg (SC) vs. #31 Glendale (MO)

#15 Naperville Central (IL) vs. #18 Hillcrest (AL)

#7 Oxford (MS) vs. #26 Har-Ber (AR)

#10 Byrnes (SC) vs. #23 Spain Park (AL)

#3 McGill-Toolen (AL) vs. #30 Madison Central (MS)

#14 Clay-Chalkville (AL) vs. #19 Bergen Catholic (NJ)

#6 Hillsboro (TN) vs. #27 Florence (AL)

#11 Male (KY) vs. #22 Spanish Fort (AL)

Pool A Standings

Hoover (AL) 7-0

Mallard Creek (NC) 6-1

Byrnes (SC) 4-3

Valdosta (GA) 3-4

DeSoto Central (MS) 3-4

Har-Ber (AR) 2-5

Florence (AL) 2-5

Centennial (GA) 1-6

Pool B Standings

McGill-Toolen (AL) 7-0

Fayetteville (AR) 4-2-1

Clay-Chalkville (AL) 4-3

Grayson (GA) 4-3

Naperville Central (IL) 3-2-2

Hillcrest (AL) 3-4

Madison Central (MS) 1-6

Glendale (MO) 0-6-1

Pool C Standings

Colquitt County (GA) 6-1

Lassiter (GA) 5-2

Oxford (MS) 5-2

Bergen Catholic (NJ) 3-4

Spanish Fort (AL) 3-4

Spain Park (AL) 2-4-1

Mandeville (LA) 2-4-1

Carver (AL) 1-6

Pool D Standings

Spartanburg (SC) 7-0

Hillsboro (TN) 5-2

Stanhope Elmore (AL) 4-3

Male (KY) 4-3

North Gwinnett (GA) 3-4

Wheaton North (IL) 3-4

Foley (AL) 2-5

Grand Street Campus (NY) 0-7


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