Reggie Crume has won more than 40 games as a head coach at Palm Harbor University, Alonso and Calvary Christian.
But he has never won a 7-on-7 tournament.
That was, until this past weekend.
Crume, now in his fifth season with the Warriors, scratched that off the list as Calvary Christian ran off an impressive list of wins at the FCA 7-on-7 King of Kings tournament, culminating with a victory over Largo in the championship game.
The tournament, put together by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and sponsored by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Advent Heath, had 32 teams from Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and was held at the Buccaneers’ practice facility.
For the Warriors, it was their second 7-on-7 tournament in three days. They showed no signs of fatigue, thanks to a balanced passing attack and an opportunistic defense.
“The guys stepped up to the challenge,” Crume said.
Jacob Drackett, a junior who took over as Calvary Christian’s starting quarterback last season, distributed the ball well, finishing with 12 touchdown passes and no interceptions during the tournament.
“I think Jacob showed he was the best quarterback here,” Crume said.
One of Drackett’s touchdowns came on this impressive catch-and-run from Josh Robinson, a dynamic playmaker who had an impressive high school debut as a freshman last season.
On defense, the Warriors intercepted 12 passes, including scores from Daylan Moore and Riley Smith.
The tournament included a big-man and kicking camp, both of which were limited because of lightning delays.