Photos: Lakes beats Kennedy Catholic to win fiery player-run ‘COVID 7s’ tournament

SEATAC — It took overtime and two video-reviewed calls to crown a champion of the student-run “COVID 7s” 7-on-7 passing league football tournament.

Lakes beat Kennedy Catholic on Sunday in an all-Lancer tournament finals, 28-27, in overtime when Kennedy went for two — and the win — and Arizona State-bound receiver Junior Alexander’s feet were deemed out of bounds on a corner endzone grab.

The now-recurring two-day tournament, held at Tyee High School, was organized and executed by O’Dea senior quarterback Milton Hopkins, with the help of several other football players from around the greater Seattle-area, while the fall high school football season has been postponed to the spring due to COVID-19.

The schools that fielded teams: Shorecrest, O’Dea, Tumwater, Graham-Kapowsin, Lincoln, Bothell, Skyline, Kennedy Catholic, Garfield, Seattle Prep, Monroe, Woodinville, Rainier Beach, Kentwood, Union, Auburn Riverside, Eastlake, Bethel, Puyallup and Roosevelt, as well as another team featuring players from several schools.

Here are photos from the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals:

(Photos by Andy Buhler)

O’Dea’s Milton Hopkins (center) organized, oversaw, officiated and played in the third weekend of his own 7-on-7 tournament featuring teams from 20 schools.
Statewide High School Sports Reporter at SBLive | andy@scorebooklive.com

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