Derby Football Takes 2nd at Elite 7-on-7 Tournament

By: KAKE Sports Email
By: KAKE Sports Email

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Mississippi’s Olive Branch Conquistadors are the winners of the Southwest Southwest Elite Showcase presented by Walmart. The Conquistadors edged the Derby Panthers by a score of 36 – 9 as they captured the title of tournament champion.

In addition to the tournament trophy, the Southwest Elite Showcase presented the following awards for top individual and team performance, including:

Gatorade Most Valuable Player (MVP) – Ross Trail (QB), Olive Branch Conquistadors

Daktronics Top Defender – Darrell Williams (OLB), Hoover Bucs

Neff Top Receiver – DeAndre Goolsby (TE), Derby Panthers

Liberty Bank Team Sportsmanship – Broken Arrow Tigers

The tournament featured 32 elite high school football teams and top college football prospects representing 10 states from Arkansas to Alabama. Final tournament information can be found at The winner of the tournament automatically qualifies for the National Select 7on7 Championship, July 24-27, at Buccaneer Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. National Select information and live online broadcasts can be found at Game updates and highlights for the national championship can be found on Twitter @select, #NtoWin.

Today’s outcome concludes the two-day event hosted by the C.L.I.F. Project. The SW Elite Showcase also featured special guest speakers, such as:

Tim Tebow, NFL Quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner

Herm Edwards, NFL Analyst and Former NFL Head Coach

Jase Robertson,Duck Dynasty Cast Member

Speakers focused on the leadership, character and the importance of having a positive influence on and off the field. Other guest speakers included Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon and PepsiCo Americas Food CEO Brian Cornell.

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