Gators make offer to Washington

HUNTERSVILLE – SouthLake Christian running back Robert Washington Jr., a rising junior, received a scholarship offer from Florida. It bumped his total to 31 colleges (players can’t sign until their senior year). Washington, an all-state pick as a sophomore, helped the Eagles win their first state championship last winter.


Cam Newton Foundation to host benefit 7-vs.-7 tournament

CORNELIUS – The Cam Newton Foundation will host 24 high school football teams from the Carolinas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. at the second annual 7-vs.-7 High School Football Tournament at Hough High on June 26-27.

The first day will be pool play games. The second day will be bracket play (double elimination) based on seeding from the first day.  Games begin at 9:30 a.m. both days. The teams are Amherst, Harding, Berry, Anderson, Hough, Providence Day, Blythewood, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Butler, Lancaster, South Mecklenburg, Charlotte Catholic, Myers Park, South Pointe, Dorman, Nation Ford, Victory Christian, Forestview, Newton-Conover, Washington, Friendship Public Charter, Olympic and White Knoll.

The winner will receive a $2,500 donation designated for football equipment. Second place will receive $1,500 of gear and third place $1,000. Admission costs $3, and proceeds benefit the Cam Newton Foundation.


 Register for youth football combine

DAVIDSON – Registration is open for the Lake Norman Youth Football Combine, which will be July 21-24 at Davidson Day School. The combine is open to all rising third through ninth-graders and will be 6-8:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $125. Each player will receive a T-shirt and will be eligible for performance-based awards given during awards night at the end of camp. They’ll also be treated to pizza. Players from all leagues are welcome. To register, go to


 Davidson celebrates A-10 move

DAVIDSON – Davidson College’s athletic department will host a party July 1 to celebrate the first day as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The event takes place 6-9 p.m. at Brickhouse Tavern, 209 Delburg St.

Davidson coaches and athletic administrators will be in attendance. The event will feature drink specials and free appetizers, as well as a party tent, live band and free prizes and giveaways. Admission is free.