Grand Junction football team earns trip to 7-on-7 nationals

The Grand Junction High School football team placed first Saturday in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Denver qualifier tournament at Chaparral High School.

The Tigers advance to the national finals at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on July 15.

Grand Junction defeated Pine Creek, Chaparral, Legacy and Rampart to earn a spot in the championship game. Chaparral beat the Tigers to force a second title game.

Grand Junction won the title in sudden death when Chandon Rose intercepted a pass to seal the game.

Rose was named most valuable player of the tournament.

“We are trying to build a winning tradition with all that we do,” Grand Junction coach Robbie Owens said. “It says a lot about the kids to come over here a little beat up from camp and do a great job competing.”

Grand Junction will be competing against teams from New Orleans, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, and Milwaukee in the national finals.


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