Spartanburg Sports Report

Bulldogs Win USA Football 7-On-7

Boiling Springs entered bracket play on Saturday at the USA Football 7-on-7 National Tournament as the twenty-fifth seed and a 3-3 record from tournament play. If the Bulldogs were to win they would be lowest seed to ever win the championship and on Saturday that’s exactly what they did.

The Bulldogs opened up Saturday defeating the eighth seed Spain Park 32-19 to record the first upset of the day. Boiling Springs then defeated Baldwin County, AL 37-9 before upsetting the number one seed Walton, GA 30-21 to advance to the Final Four.

In the Final Four it was only the Bulldogs and three teams from Alabama (Hoover, Thompson, and McGill-Toolen) left to decide the champion of the 2017 USA Football 7-on-7 tournament. Boiling Springs in their next game played McGill-Toolen, who they lost to in tournament play 32-14 on Friday. In this game the outcome would be a little different though as they defeated McGill-Toolen 29-18 in the rematch.

In the championship game the Bulldogs met up against the host team Hoover, who defeated Thompson 27-20 in overtime. Boiling Springs would fall down 17-0 early in the game against Hoover but the Bulldogs would score 29 unanswered points to claim a 29-17 victory and claim the title of 2017 USA Football 7-on-7 National Champions.

With the victory Boiling Springs becomes the lowest seed to ever win the championship and the first team from South Carolina to ever win the title.