The second annual Border Battle 7-on-7 Tournament is scheduled for July 11, with a 1:30 p.m. start at Branson High School.
The event will bring together 24 high school football teams – 16 from Missouri and eight from Arkansas – and is in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Scholastic 7v7 series, with all proceeds to benefit the Branson School District’s youth football program.
Prior to the tournament, all players and coaches will hear a message from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and an FCA message from former NFL offensive lineman John Earle.
Missouri teams entered are: Branson, Bolivar, Springfield Glendale, Springfield Central, Marshfield, Houston, Springfield Catholic, Cuba, West Plains, Rolla, Mt. Vernon, Butler, Holt and Buffalo.
From Arkansas, teams entered are: Harrison, Rogers, Heritage, Bentonville, Yellville, Alma, Huntsville and Mountain Home.
Evangel University will be the site of the All-Star Weekend, with four Branson High School graduates playing in a Central Ozark Conference all-star soccer game on Sunday.
Brooke Hunn and Katie Jaeger will represent Branson in the girls’ game, starting at 4 p.m. The boys’ game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.
The boys’ game includes Branson’s Blake Stoner and Dwight Hyde.