Just one month ago we saw Team Oregon/EForce go (6-1), and finish 11th out of 122 teams, at the 7v7 national tournament in Las Vegas. This past weekend the group backed up the hype, going a combined (8-2), with the EForce Underclassmen making an unprecedented run to the semifinals.
40 teams entered the Northern California “Passing Down” 7v7 tournament, with the Upperclassmen team earning the #1 seed after pool play. Even with a few of the top athletes missing, the kids came ready. The older group got a tough second round draw, matching up against the tourney’s other top team in TMP Elite. The talented kids out of Sacramento featured the nation’s top ranked RB Najee Harris, committed to Alabama. Each squad finished with 3 TD’s, with the difference being three converted 2 point conversions by TMP.
The young guys played solid all day, getting better with each game. The defense went on lock down mode allowing 1 TD in the first three games. The offense stepped up big with QB Wyatt Harsh firing on all cylinders, and hitting Cole Turner and Qawi Ntsasa for a combined 12 Touchdowns. The underclass group finished in the top 4, punching their ticket to the Best of the West tournament in LA.
Give a lot of credit to the entire EForce organization. The Oregon Breed Upperclassmen qualified for the Pylon Sports national finals in Dallas, with their Sweet 16 performance in Vegas. The Underclass team helped solidify the overall talent of the group with their final four run this past weekend.
Stay tuned as all four teams will travel to Seattle for the IMG qualifier this Saturday and Sunday. As of right now there isn’t a better squad in the Northwest.
Have a look at the top athletes from this past weekend:
*EForce Team Oregon Upperclassmen – N.Cal Tournament Record (3-1), Season Record (9-2)
Game 1: Team Oregon Upperclassmen 34 Damonte Ranch, Nevada 20
Trey Davis 18 yd TD from Connor Neville
Parker Cardwell 26 yd TD from Neville – Demetrius Douglas ex pt.
Cardwell 10 yd TD from Neville
Anthony Adams 40 yd TD from Neville
Adams 40 TD from Neville – Cardwell ex pt.
Passing: Neville 5 TD’s/1 INT
INT’s: Austin Kramer (1), Jason Rucker (1)
Game 2: Team Oregon Upperclassmen 26 Pleasanton CA. 0
Parker Cardwell 29 TD from Neville- Trey Woods ex pt.
Trey Davis 5 yd TD from Neville
Cardwell 40 yd TD from Neville- Keonte McMurrin ex pt.
Trey Woods 15 yd TD from Neville
Passing: Neville 4 TD’s/ 0 INT
INT’s: Anthony Adams (1), Nate Trevino (1)
Game 3: Team Oregon Upperclassmen 27 Dougherty HS San Ramon, CA 0
Anthony Adams 9 yd TD from Connor Neville
Trey Davis 5 yd TD from Neville- Keonte McMurrin ex pt.
Parker Cardwell 40 yd TD from Neville- Trey Davis ex pt.
Nate Fields 40 yd TD from Neville- Trey Davis ex pt.
Passing: Neville 4 TD’s/ 0 INT
INT’s: Demetrius Douglas (1)
Game 4: TMP Elite Sacramento CA 24 Team Oregon Upperclassmen 18
Parker Cardwell 8 yd TD from Connor Neville
Trey Woods 4 yd TD from Neville
Cardwell 40 yd TD from Neville
Passing: Neville 3 TD’s/ 2 INT
TD’s: Parker Cardwell 7, Anthony Adams 4, Trey Davis 3, Trey Woods 2, Nate Fields 1
INT’s: Demetrius Douglas 1, Anthony Adams 1, Austin Kramer 1, Jason Rucker 1, Nate Trevino 1,
PASSING: Connor Neville 17 TD’s/3INT’s
In summary the Upperclassmen group ran into a very talented TMP Elite team, losing a close 2nd round game. Washington St QB commit Connor Neville matched his Vegas totals throwing 17 TD’s to 3 INT’s. Offensive MVP Parker Cardwell broke out, scoring a team high 7 TD’s. He is one of the fastest rising recruits in the region and showed why on Sunday.
Anthony Adams did his thing on the offensive side of the ball scoring 4 TD’s. The all everything athlete earned defensive MVP honors and also had his way with kids on offense. Central Catholic’s Trey Davis remained consistent and continued to up his stock, scoring another 3 touchdowns after his MVP performance in Vegas. Trey Woods was the other X factor on O, as its tough guarding a 6-4 athlete coming out of the backfield.
Defensively Adams and nationally ranked CB Demetrius Douglas (Offers: Oregon, Oregon St +) kept opponents in check. Five different players recorded interceptions, including Austin Kramer, Jason Rucker, and Nate Trevino.
There is little doubt that if the full team plays, they win the tourney. Nationally speaking the group out of Oregon should now be considered one of the top teams in the country.
*EForce Team Oregon Underclassmen – N. Cal Tournament Record (5-1) Final Four, Season Record (7-3)
Game 1: Team Oregon Underclassmen 13 Danville, CA 0
Cole Turner 9 yd TD from Wyatt Harsh 0- Christian Janes ex pt.
Qawi Ntsasa 2 yd TD from Harsh
Game 2: Team Oregon Underclassmen 20 Central Valley CA 0
Christian Janes 15 yd TD from Wyatt Harsh
Qawi Ntsasa 10 yd TD from Alex Brown
Tyson Haas 2 yd TD from Harsh- Cole Turner ex pt.
Game 3: Team Oregon Underclassmen 27 Kenion Training 2 Oakland CA 6
Cole Turner 10 yd TD from Wyatt Harsh
Turner 9 yd TD from Harsh
Turner 5 yd TD from Harsh
Oscar Rosas 10 yd TD from Alex Brown
Game 4: Team Oregon Underclassmen 21 Antioch CA 15
Qawi Ntsasa 8 yd TD from Wyatt Harsh- Cole Turner ex pt.
Ntsasa 40 yd Td from Harsh- Turner ex pt.
Cole Turner 5 yd TD from Harsh
Game 5: Team Oregon Underclassmen 20 Fresno CA 14
Qawi Ntsasa 5 yd TD from Wyatt Harsh- Ntsasa ex pt.
Zee Lee 25 yd TD from Harsh- Ntsasa ex pt.
Oscar Rosas 22 yd TD from Alex Brown
Game 6 Semifinals: Epic 7 San Jose, CA 18 Team Oregon Underclassmen 7
Qawi Ntsasa 5 yd TD from Alex Brown
TD’s: Qawi Ntsasa 6, Cole Turner 6, Oscar Rosas 2, Christian Janes 1, Tyson Haas 1, Zee Lee 1,
Passing: Wyatt Harsh 12, Alex Brown 4
It was an inspirational performance to say the least from the Underclass group. With a total of 12 players on the roster and two QB’s, there were going to be multiple kids going both ways.
QB Wyatt Harsh dropped dimes all day, finding elite sophomore WR’s Qawi Ntsasa and Cole Turner for 6 TD’s a piece. Both athletes are ranked two of the top players in Oregon for the 2018 class. Ntsasa is a burner and one of the most exciting kids in the region. He is the exception to the rule from a size standpoint and backs down from no one. Add to this the 6-5 Turner and you have what will be a multi offer Pac 12 kid. Cole requires a consistent double team and has unique coordination for a big man. They split Co-MVP Honors.
Oscar Rosas out of 3A Dayton is one of the top overall athletes in Oregon regardless of classification. His breakout performance over the weekend speaks to his upside. Tyson Haas and Christian Janes both showed why they will be conference player of the year candidates the next two seasons.
Former Oregon St great and NFL vet James Dockery had his defense dialed. Give a lot of credit to the entire unit as multiple kids stepped up. 1st team all league athlete Ahmir Mcgee had a phenomenal day, with Sophomore LB’s Jaren Banks and Zack Huffstutter showing why they will be ranked two of the top defensive players in the region.
Separate from a late TD in the last minute of the 3rd game, they did not allow a touchdown until the 4th contest. An unreal performance from a very young defense. Jaelin Hammer of Sprague was moved up from the freshman team, and could be a GVC player of the year candidate next season. Matt Peterson was the other youngster that stepped up and contributed.