Randall Passing Academy Puts On 2nd Annual Battle in the Boot Tournament

This past weekend, former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall hosted the second annual Battle in the Boot Tournament. The two day tournament took place at a couple of different stops as the 15U and 18U teams played at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Saturday and Woodlawn High School on Sunday while the 10U, 12U, and 14U teams played both days at Woodlawn Middle School.

There was a lot of great competition and talent out there throughout the two day tournament featuring teams all around South Louisiana. In fact, the two teams that took home the 15U and 18U championships came outside the Baton Rouge area.

First, there was the New Orleans Dolphins 7v7 team that took home the 15U championship game as they defeated KREAM in order to do it. Coach Larry talked about the team’s win and what played the difference in winning the championship.

“I want to say thank you to Coach Marcus for having us. It was a great tournament, great weather. We really enjoyed ourselves and it was great work. Throughout the whole process, we started off slow, but we just focused on making sure we got things right. It was great competition. Overall, we did our job and finished.”

“This is a very special group. They are just good, athletic kids, and it is about teaching them technique, coverages on defense, offensive schemes. It is about them adapting to that. Their overall athleticism is amazing. They started off with certain stuff that they didn’t know what they were doing and now, it looks great. These kids are still young, but I am excited to see how they develop in the future.”

N.O. Dolphins Coach Larry

While the Dolphins headed back to New Orleans with some hardware, Tangi Elite did the same as they went into the 225 and brought home the championship trophy back to the 985 as the 18U team won the Battle in the Boot championship.

Tangi Elite earned the championship as they took on undefeated and number one seed KREAM in the title game and did so by winning by two touchdowns.

“We came out and we were going to battle from the time the whistle first blew to when the final whistle ended. We told our players to come out and play aggressive and just be confident in what they are going to do.”

“I got to tip my hat off to my quarterback. He was perfect. No interceptions and he threw for over 12 touchdowns. We had big guys like DJ Dupard, Franklin Morgan Jr., Brandon Scott on defense, and there is just so many of them that contributed to this win. Those are some of the guys that have been with Tangi Elite since Day One. As a whole, we have a brotherhood. We have different players from different areas. We have Ponchatoula, Amite, Independence, Loranger, Sumner, McComb, Mississippi, Tylertown, Mississippi, so the brotherhood is good as the veterans take the new kids under their wing and they teach them. The brotherhood is what makes this team elite.”

Tanig Elite Head Coach Franklin Morgan Sr.

There were plenty of different winners from each different area of the state and even Mississippi including the two mentioned earlier and even the hosting team Randall Passing Academy as the 14U champions. Overall, it was a great 7v7 tournament hosted by Marcus Randall, Marcus Singleton, and Randall Passing Academy.

Gridiron Football was there for both days and we have all kinds of content for you below. We have full games, pictures, and close to 60 interviews from the camp. For all of the media coverage throughout the weekend, continue to scroll below!

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