The landscape of 7-on-7 programs in south Florida continues to grow each and every year – with more quality athletes filling rosters all over the region.
The days of the two, three and four teams playing – while other impressive athletes sit - are indeed over. More football players and coaches are starting new teams every year – and as predicted – they are all competing against the “best” and are more than holding their own.
When Team Georgia defeated Team Florida, 26-10, in the renewal of this annual Florida vs. Georgia classic on January 17th, the race was on to even the score in 2022.
With the game slated once again for Martin Luther King Weekend (13-16) Sunday in Orlando, Team Florida announced its coaching staff for the game, and impressive may not be a strong enough word to use.
Moments after the 26-10 win over Team Florida in the 2021 Florida-Georgia Game at the legendary Traz Powell Stadium in Miami, the attention quickly turned to 2022.
With a number of key players moving on to major colleges, this past year was all about four days of coaching and learning from the best in the state.
When talking about 2022, Team Georgia Coordinator Kenyatta Watson knew exactly who he wanted on staff – when the game moves to Orlando for the Martin Luther King Weekend (13-16) and Sunday’s game.
As well-respected Joey King from Carrolton was named head coach, the impressive staff started to come together – and if you follow Georgia high school football – you will be impressed.
King, who led Cartersville to two state football titles with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, will have some iconic assistants by his side – with Grayson’s Adam Carter serving as defensive coordinator and Todd Wofford from Collins Hill calling the offense.
Coming off a 4-3 season in what was certainly one of the toughest to accomplish, Miami LaSalle managed to not only come up with a winning season, but they did it with very little recognition and plenty of young prospects.
In a season where it was tough for the media and recruiting services to get out and watch games and players – because of Covid – many area athletes may not have received the recognition they deserved.