For the second straight season the kids out of Oregon didn’t disappoint, finishing 11th out of 122 teams, and advancing to the Sweet 16 at the Pylon Sports National 7v7 tournament in Las Vegas.
EForce Football, led by head coach Alex Brink, backed up their final four run from a year ago and once again put the kids in the conversation among the top teams in the country. Last seasons semi-final run, coupled with this years performance, has helped solidify the talent coming out of the Northwest.
Overall the group played consistent and disciplined football all weekend. Nationally ranked four star QB Connor Neville of (Wilsonville HS- Offers: Wash St, Boise St, Hawaii) caught fire on day one and never took his foot off the pedal. He finished the tourney with 17 TD’s/3 INT’s, and left no doubt that he was one of the top quarterbacks in America.
4 star QB Connor Neville caught fire finishing with 17 TD’s/ 3 INT’s. He was the teams CO-Offensive MVP along with Slot Receiver Trey Davis
Neville spread the ball around well all tournament, hitting 7 different WR’s for TD’s in pool play. All of the receivers got in the mix with (Central Catholic HS) slot receiver Trey Davis having a breakout event. His 11 receptions and 4 TD’s led all receivers.
Madison wide outs Isaia Mullen and Wyryor Noil both looked great, catching 3 TD’s a piece. Mullen made the catch of the tournament and one of the best TD grabs ever recorded.
All everything Sophomore Braden Lenzy (Tigard HS) had a great second day, catching multiple balls, and two TD’s. He will be a featured member of the team next season. Also notable was 6-4 RB Trey Woods (North Bend HS) who scored two touchdowns. One of which was a 40 Yard TD run to the house in overtime, to seal the deal against Pomona, California.
Defensively this may go down as the best group ever to represent the state. It is debatable due to last season, but there was never a shortage of talent on the field. Four legit D1’s returned to lead the D, with one of the nation’s top corners Elijah Molden (West Linn HS- Offers: Oregon, Stanford, Arizona St, Washington, Washington St, Cal), completely locking down one side of the field. As most know Molden holds offers from half of the Pac 12, with schools such as Notre Dame who are close to offering. He allowed one complete pass during the tournament.
Nationally ranked Safety David Morris (Sherwood HS-Offers: Oregon St, Cal, Wash St, Colorado St, Hawaii) has a stock that has shot through the roof. The 6-3 205 pound athlete has added five offers in the last couple weeks, and there could potentially be many more on the horizon. Morris led the defense from his safety spot over the last two years, finishing with 4 INT’s.
Opposite Molden was lockdown corner Anthony Adams (Newberg HS). NFL vet and EForce coach James Dockery said it best after watching him play, “How does this kid not have an offer yet.” Adams has gone off the last two seasons at the national tourney, allowing five complete passes in 17 games. Look for Anthony to potentially be the next kid offered.
Overall Daniel Green (Madison HS- Offers: Colorado, Cal, Oregon St, Idaho, E.Wash ) did a phenomenal job from his LB spot. Look for Green to be one of the most recruited kids on the west coast and potentially the nation before all is said and done. It’s never easy in a 7v7 setting for a big LB, but Daniel thrived, and showed off his overall athleticism tracking down much smaller backs and protecting the middle of the field.
The potential breakout player of the tourney on D would most likely go to Jared Reed (Central Catholic). The son of former Duck Daryl Reed had an outstanding tournament and stepped up when necessary. His pick in the end zone, late in the elimination round helped put an exclamation point on his performance.
In summary I cant say enough good things about all of the athletes, coaches, and families who participated in making this happen. It takes a lot of effort from a host of different people to make something like this successful. What the Oregon kids have accomplished over the last two seasons has changed the game and the perception of Northwest Football. #OregonBreed
Oregon’s D was one of the nation’s best; (L-R) Tyree Oneil, Daniel Green, David Morris, Jason Rucker, Elijah Molden, Anthony Adams
Game 1: Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 27 MND Dat Squad (Victorville CA) 7
Trey Davis 5 Yd TD from Connor Neville (Jonny Neville Extra Pt)
Justin Altenhofen 40 Yd TD from Neville (Keonte Mcmurrin Ex Pt)
Wyryor Noil 40 Yd TD from Neville (Noil Ex Pt)
Trey Woods 16 Yd TD from Neville
INT: Morris (1), Adams (1) SACK: Jared Reed (1)
Game 2: Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 18 HI Elite (Oahu, HI) 12 OT
Isaia Mullen 6 Yd TD from Connor Neville
Jonny Neville 5 Yd TD from Neville
Trey Woods 40 Yd TD Run
Game 3: Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 7 The Untouchables (Pomona, CA) 6 OT
Parker Cardwell 27 Yd TD from Connor Neville
Game 4: Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 7 EForce Select (Oregon) 0
Marquis Sampson 7 Yd TD from Connor Neville (Sampson Ex Pt)
INT: Molden (1), Rucker (1)
Game 5: Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 20 Grindstone Elite (Dallas/Fort Worth TX) 6
Trey Davis 27 Yd TD from Connor Neville
Wyryor Noil 10 Yd TD from Neville (Noil Ex Pt)
Braden Lenzy 6 Yd TD from Neville (Davis Ex Pt)
INT: Kramer (1), Adams (1)
Game 6: Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 20 Marietta Valley (Inland Empire CA) 19
Trey Davis 25 Yd TD from Connor Neville
Davis 5 Yd TD from Neville (Davis Ex Pt)
Wyryor Noil 6 Yd TD from Neville (Noil Ex Pt)
INT: Molden (1), Reed (1)
Game 7: Ultimate Athlete (Menefee, CA) 21 Oregon Upperclassmen- EForce 18
Isaia Mullen 20 Yd TD from Connor Neville
Mullen 28 Yd TD from Neville
Braden Lenzy 40 Yd TD from Neville
INT: Morris (1)
QB Connor Neville 17/3
Trey Davis 4
Isaia Mullen 3
Wyryor Noil 3
Braden Lenzy 2
Trey Woods 2
Jonny Neville 1
Parker Cardwell 1
Justin Altenhofen 1
Marquis Sampson 1
Elijah Molden 2
David Morris 2
Anthony Adams 2
Jared Reed 1
Jason Rucker 1