The Battle5 – Gridiron Tournament Series: Dallas ReCap
The Battle5 – Gridiron Tournament Series kicked off in a big way this past weekend in Dallas, Texas! More than 40 5v5 flag football teams across five age divisions hit the field for two full days of competition. Even the sizzling Texas sun, with temperatures rising above 100 degrees, couldn’t stop these awesome athletes from bringing a little heat of their own.
Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Battle5 – Dallas Champions and runners-up!
After setting the stage with some close semifinal matchups between the SC Elite vs Blitz and CP Bulldogs vs NTX Bolts, the #1 seed Team Blitz took on the #2 seed CP Bulldogs in the Championship Game.
With a number of amazing individual and team plays by both squads, the Championship was decided by a last-minute touchdown pass by the Blitz to edge out the CP Bulldogs by 1-point. Final Score: Team Blitz 19 – CP Bulldogs 18!
Congratulations to both teams on an amazing tournament performance. Several players were considered for tournament MVP, which speaks to the rosters each team brought to the field.
After several close, back-and-forth games to reach the championship, the #1 seed Texas Ice Ice Babies took on the #2 seed Bulldogs.
The Ice Ice Babies were able to maintain their tournament undefeated streak with a final score of 20-7.
Congratulations to both teams on a hard-fought, well-coached contest. We hope to see you back in action at the next Battle5 Tournament very soon!
After winning the 8U championship, the Ice Ice Babies were poised for a clean-sweep of the 8 and 10 and Under Divisions. As the #2 seed, they met the #1 seeded Team Blitz in the Championship game.
After a close 1st half, Team Blitz overtook the Ice Ice Babies and propelled themselves to a 43-6 victory, cementing themselves as the 10U Battle5 – Dallas Champions!
With several athletes playing up from the 8U division, our hats go off to the Ice Ice Babies for making an incredible run in the 10U division. The future looks extremely bright for both organizations!
The 12U Division Championship game consisted of the #1 seed CP Bulldogs taking on the #2 seed DeSoto Purple Knights. The Purple Knights were extremely prepared for this contest after defeating a nationally-ranked NEXT Team from New Mexico in their semi-final matchup, 35-28.
Despite a strong showing, the Purple Knights couldn’t overcome the passing game of the CP Bulldogs led by future 5-Star QB from the class of 2028 Ayden Salik. Salik’s precision, leadership, and management of the offense were very impressive throughout the tournament.
Final Score CP Bulldogs 28 – DeSoto Purple Knights 0.
The stage was set for the final division championship game after two very close games in the semi-finals between the CP Bulldogs / GVXpress and GrandElite Athletics / Metro Monstars.
In the first semi-final game, the CP Bulldogs narrowly defeated GVXpress 13-12, with last-minute heroics by the Bulldogs. The second semi-final game had its share of back-and-forth play with the GrandElite Squad defeating the Metro Monstars, 16-12!
The intensity only increased in the championship. But the CP Bulldogs edged out the GrandElite Athletics team by a final score of 27-20.
The CP Bulldogs Organization took home 2 of the 5 Division Championships this weekend and were close to an additional championship in the 6U Division.
Utah Seahawks 12U
The Seahawks brought some Rocky Mountain Competition to the Lone Star State. Led by Coach Neil Warr, this team looked poised and ready to compete for the championship before falling to a tough opponent in the quarterfinal round.
The NTX Bolts, led by Coach Tyree Taylor, are one of the premier teams to watch coming from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They faced some tough competition and showed hustle, heart, and competitive drive before eventually falling to the division runner-up CP Bulldogs.
Apex Predators 10U
The Apex Predators 10U team brought the desert heat with them to Dallas this weekend. Easily the swaggiest of the bunch, this all-girls 10U team showed that they could compete against the best of the best in Battle5 – Dallas. The future is bright for these young stars!
NEXT 6U & 12U
The NEXT teams showed up, and showed out under the Texas sun, proving just how competitive and skilled teams from New Mexico can be! Thank you guys for an amazing tournament, and your participation!
Voted #1 swaggiest team by their peers, the Texas Lightning is primed to become a premier youth football organization in Texas. Their athletes, coaches and parents know how to represent on-and-off the field! One of their athletes even got swagged out by Battle staff for having too much drip!
The TA Longhorns showed that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the flag football tournament circuit. Led by awesome coaching, dazzling plays, and tough defense, this squad will be worth the price of admission every time they step on the field!
Hailing from the heart of Texas high school football, the SC Elite Squad showed their Southlake pride with a sea of green surrounding their fields! This group of young studs are the future of the Dragon football program. And let me tell you, the future is bright!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our inaugural Battle5 – Gridiron Tournament. Stay tuned for the full 22/23 tournament schedule coming in August. We may be coming to your city next!
Special thanks to the City of Plano, and their fantastic staff and great hospitality this weekend. And our thanks, also, to the staff at Gridiron Football and Battle Sports for putting on a phenomenal, well-organized tournament.
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