Wildcats invited to

Wildcats invited to

7-on-7 nationals

After a strong second day at the Shootout of the South tournament in Little Rock last week, Watson Chapel earned an invitation to the 7-on-7U National Championship in Washington, D.C.

The Wildcats won five of six games Saturday and finished as runners-up to defending national 7-on-7 champion Pulaski Academy in the Shootout of the South. PA won the final 29-26.

“The kids played really hard with a desire to win,” Watson Chapel coach George Shelton said. “The kids earned it by their success.”

Shelton said it’s the first time a team from South Arkansas has been invited to the national tournament. A final determination on whether the team will go has not been made.

— I.C. Murrell