HS Division Tournament
Athletes must currently be in grades 9th-11th
or entering a post grad year in the fall.
APRIL 21-22 2018
NASHOBA TECH SCHOOL
HS/CLUB TEAM FEE: $450
REGIONAL PLAYER FEE: $60
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HELMET DAY RENTALS will be available.
Inn & conference Center
219 littleton Road
Residence Inn by Marriott
7 Lan Dr.
Hampton inn & suites
9 Nixon Rd
Courtyard by Marriott Boston/Littleton102 Constitution Ave.
Radisson hotel and suites
10 Independence Dr.
Best western plus
187 Chelmsford Street
Inn and conference center
50 Warren St.
30 Industrial Ave.
East Lowell MA
2017 Northeast Showdown
Spring Ball Champions
TEAM MASS ELITE 7V7
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2016 Northeast Showdown
Spring Ball Champions
Next Level Bats, Rochester, NY
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This past offseason Team Mass Elite 7v7 and 1st String Performance had a flurry of events that furthered the initiative of showcasing New England high school football talent.
Last spring the second annual Northeast 7on7 Spring Ball Showdown took place at Nashoba Tech high School in Westford, Massachusetts. For that weekend several highly recruited athletes and top local talent came pouring in from all over the Northeast. National club teams and local teams faced off. The talent level deep and competition was no slouch.
TEAM PROCESS comes to mind as they were a tremendous tournament surprise going (6-3) on the weekend upsetting many top teams. Led by strong play from Bryant Univ recruit Jake Wilcox Everett HS, Ryan Qualey Woburn HS, Ezekiel Thiede St. Paul's (NH), who's been offered by UMASS and Boston College. Other notable players who were all over the field making plays included defensive backs Jaylen Cromwell Brooks school, Sammy Malinaggi BB&N and dynamic athlete Darren Watson North Andover HS.
Team GAMEBREAKER finished the weekend with a (3-6) record. This squad was blessed with speed featuring one of Connecticut's top running backs Markel Dobbs Ansonia HS. Dobbs is actively being recruited by NC State and Uconn. Lynn Tech Stars Keoni Gaskin, Steffan Gravely, William Jean and Jose Vargas Brighton HS. All made several nifty catches. Wellington Pereira Wayland HS showed coverage ability and North Middlesex HS Freshman QB Josh Leblanc had poise and demonstrated ability to fit tight throws.
Team XENITH U-16. Had some growing pains during the weekend but were fearless. This squad was comprised of mostly 8th graders with the exception of Duke commit Jake Bobo and Belmont Hill teammate speedster Sam Hill. Strong play came from Thomas and Connor Garland Xavarian Brothers, Evan Thompson Newton North, Luke Bobo Belmont Hill and Tristan Benson Monson HS. Xenith U-16 finish their weekend at (2-7) record.
Team Mass Prep stars had a tough weekend finishing with a (2-6) but had some flashes of life from Lowell HS scat back Anthony Doung, who had several nifty runs. Shorn Hawthorne Quincy HS was seen stretching the field with some drive saving catches.
CT 5 star had a respectable showing with a (6-4) record. Losing in the quarter final to Team Mass Elite in a tight one. CT 5 Star was powered offensively by Penn State commit QB Will Levis Xavier HS and UCONN and BC recruit Brendan Sebastian Cheshire Academy.
Last years Spring Ball champions Next Level Bats - Rocester NY were missing a few athletes like Elite11 regional finalist QB Braeden Zenelovoc Wayne HS and Univ of Buffalo commit Corey Gross Brockport HS, but this didn't phase NLB one bit. Their aggressive defensive style of play from players like Justice Griffin Eastridge HS, Shalamar Curry Eastridge HS kept this squad in the hunt at (7-2). Stellar play from Rayshawn Bosswell Monroe HS/ Berkshire School, Jadon Turner another Eastridge HS product and Tyquil Glasgow Monroe HS.
New Comer CT's Finest came in and flexed their muscles on day two. Mowing through the competition enroute to the finals. Finishing their weekend with a (7-4) record falling to Team Mass Elite in the Championship game. Several athletic and acrobatic catches from new Lawrence Academy transfer Justin Barron and strong team play made CT's Finest a force to be reckoned with.
Team Mass Elite had the burden of defending their turf and they were tested often by the outside competition and shortages of players. They finished the weekend with an (8-4) record. This Team battled back from the brink of elimination to rally on and claim this years tournament Championship. Defensive stalwarts URI commit Duane Binns Everett HS, Uconn, Rutgers recruit Brendan Mckeon Shepherd Hill/St Thomas Moore School and Khari Johnson Catholic Memorial. Stepped up big time, stymied several offensive assaults. On offense towering figures like Joey Everett St. George's school Nike opening NJ top performer, BC recruit Johnny Rosario Thorton Academy /St Thomas Moore and Navy commit Preston Parsons the Hun School were unstoppable on the outside.
Yale commit Shane Frommer King Phillip , Uconn recruit Devaughn Ford Mashpee HS and Gabe Elias Leominster HS were a problem in the slot.
Brady Martin Lawrence Academy pulled a Bo Jackson going from the tournament to Lacrosse game and back. Martin was a field general and put it on display during the championship game against CT's Finest, showing why he is becoming a name on the recruiting trail.However in his absence New Hampshire product Parker Mcquarrie John Stark HS and Matthew Petercuskie Barnstable HS made some great throws and moved the chains. Introducing themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
Program director and current Middlesex school assistant coach Will Croom states. "This years tournament was definitely exciting, it was tough getting everything together while I was in the middle of spring practice at Worcester State University at the time." "We attracted more teams and even more top talent than our first year, and that event set the bar high."
Croom goes on to add.
"Each year the program grows in popularity and creates more opportunities for those who want to be tested and take their game to the next level." "We definitely had some top caliber private schools and small college programs in attendance with several film requests from FBS and FCS programs. The competition, opportunity and exposure for the athletes that came was without question amazing." "it's been humbling to have partnerships with companies like Adidas, The Process, Gamebreaker and Northeast Gridiron Promotions. Along with the support of the athletes and coaches who've gotten behind me." This event included participation from athletes who are committed to or recruited by Duke University, Bryant University, URI, Yale, Boston College, South Florida Syracuse, UNC, Navy, UConn. UNH, UMASS, Rutgers, Temple,Univ or Buffalo Penn State, NC State.