TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Four days of instruction to aspiring athletes ended on Thursday with the first-ever 7-on-7 tournament during the Joe Taylor era on the campus of FAMU.
The week started with three days of instruction for young football players at the inaugural Joe Taylor Football Camp at FAMU. Nearly 50 kids came and received instruction from the entire FAMU Rattlers football coaching staff. Ranging in age from 8-18, the players were treated to group instruction as well as individualized instruction.
Coach Joe Taylor was pleased that he and his staff began the camp. "You have to take your first step, and we stepped out on faith," Taylor said. He also said he was very pleased with the camp and confident that with the success of the first camp, coaches and players would flock to next year's edition.
On Thursday, six teams including a team from Alabama, FAMU DRS and Wakulla High School competed in the Round Robin tournament. Unfortunately, after some very exciting games to start the tournament, a severe thunderstorm caused the cancellation of the championship round. Wakulla and FAMU DRS were both poised to compete for the championship.