City’s 7v7 Wins First Tournament


Bobby Bacon and Charlie Firmstone

In mid-March, the City High football team paired up with local 7 v 7 team: the Fire Dragons. The team consists of 14 City players and three Burlington players. They played their first tournament on March 21 in Omaha, Nebraska and the second in Nashville, Tennessee at the 24/7 Sports National Invitational. The Little Hawks won the first tournament, and got 6th out of 34 teams in the second. 

Jeremiah Madlock was awarded player of the game against Alabama Elite. 

“It felt good to be recognized and get my name out there,” Jeremiah Madlock ‘24 said. He had 7 catches and 3 touchdowns in the game he was recognized for. “I felt like I played really well and consistently all tournament.”

Another top performer on the Fire Dragons is Sam Kueter, the junior tight end/running back on the squad who helped the Dragons with their start. “I like to lead by example and set a good standard for the team,” Sam Kueter ‘24 said.

While the Dragons were in Tennessee, they were lucky enough to visit the Tennessee Titans training facility and given a two hour long night tour of the facility.

The next challenge these Little Hawks face is on April 15 when the Fire Dragons will travel to the UNI-Dome for their next tournament. Teams in the tournament include teams from Canada, Iowa, and Missouri, in addition to other places around the country.

“It was good to see the guys get some experience under their belt and excited to see them play again,” said head coach Ben Slife.