Area stars stand out at Brandon Flowers 7-on-7 tournament
Saturday, July 14, 2012
by Matt Porter
Boca Raton won the Brandon Flowers 7-on-7 tournament at Seacrest Athletic Complex in Delray Beach, beating surprise Village Academy 35-32 in the final.
Here's a six-pack of top performers, in no particular order:
Kevin Anderson, Boca Raton QB: He doesn't have a super-strong arm. He's not an elite athlete. But every throw he makes is on-time and accurate. If he does that when opposing defenders are padded and rushing him, Boca could win a lot of games this fall. Had a better day than anyone.
Larry Brihm, Village Academy QB: Since he can't go deep to graduated wide receiver Devonte Robinson (West Virginia), Brihm showed he could make a variety of throws. He'll show off his strong running ability once the real games start.
Govanni Aris, Atlantic WR: Junior will be Eagles' second or third option come Septemberl, but he was No. 1 on Saturday. He had several spectacular grabs, including a one-handed, leaping TD against Hollywood Hills. Atlantic was knocked off by Village in the semifinals.
Marques Gayot, Park Vista S: The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior safety was outstanding in coverage for the Cobras. Also, senior WR Valdani Bastien had a winning touchdown catch against Coconut Creek.
Alon Sims, Royal Palm Beach WR: Big (6-3, 185) junior had multiple TD grabs.
Donte Sylencieux, Boynton Beach WR: Junior is lean (6-2, 170) but his work was the biggest reason Boynton reached the final four.
Honorable mention: Miami-MacArthur freshman Steven Newbold for this outstanding play: against Park Vista in the early round, he caught a pass, ran and turned a full front-flip over two defenders to get into the end zone. And he landed on his feet.