I mentioned the St. Louis Rams 7-on-7 high school team a few weeks ago, so I thought I’d give an update on how they fared at the tournament in Indianapolis. The squad, filled with St. Louis-area players, finished the round-robin portion 8-0 but was upset in the single-elimination tournament 24-21 by the Arizona Cardinals.
From what I heard, the team was very impressive. It’s unfortunate that they got ousted early on in the tourney, especially since it was the Cardinals that did it, but they put on a good show. Apparently, their quarterback — Francis Howell junior Brett Siebenshuh — really opened some eyes during the team’s nine games.
“Brett Siebenshuh is firing balls in and making elite-level throws,” coach Matt Biermann said. “He threw two picks the entire tournament. Two picks and probably 35-plus touchdowns or whatever it was.”
This just goes to show you that there are some top-level football players in high schools here in the St. Louis area, so all you football lovers out there should try to find some time this fall to head out and take in some of the local games.