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Nike 7-on-7 this Saturday in Miramar

The summer 7-on-7 football season rolls on this Saturday for the 32 team Nike 7-on-7 Challenge at Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Parkway).

A number of quality teams will be on hand for this event that annually attracts some of the elite players and teams.

All athletes on hand will open the day at 8 a.m. with SPARQ training. After an hour, the event will get under way with the defending 6A state champs Miramar facing off with Pompano, and the Hollywood Hills Spartans taking on Northeast on Field 1.

Field 2 action will see Wayne Lyons and the Dillard Panthers and Cypress Bay meeting as well as the impressive Everglades Gators and Monarch, and Stranahan-Ely and Deerfield Beach-Coconut Creek will open on Field 3. Ely features top junior Avery Johnson.

The South Broward Bulldogs and rival Hallandale will battle along with Boca Raton Pope John Paul and the explosive Boyd Anderson Cobras will play a first round game on Field 4.

On the Miami-Dade County side of things, the Central Rockets will square off with the American Patriots at 9 a.m. on Field 5. Also on the same field, Columbus and Coral Reef will battle in a first round game.

Field 6 will host Carol City and Hialeah at 9 a.m., and Booker T. Washington and rival Edison. The Field 7 games will spotlight the North Miami Pioneers and an impressive South Dade squad, and athletic Southridge against Norland. South Dade features quarterback Jovani McCray.

The Miami-Dade County side of the event will see the Jackson Generals taking Homestead on Field 8 along with the Northwestern Bulls and Miami commitments Teddy Bridgewater and Eli Rogers, and the Miami Springs Golden Hawks.

Northwestern and Central are two teams that rarely play local summer 7-on-7, and this will be the only time the Rockets and Bulls will be part of the same tournament!