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Tom Wofford brings his Meadowcreek (GA) squad to Collins Hill in preparation for its first season under his direction

A total of four former Collins Hill assistant coaches led their teams at the Eagles' 7-on-7 National Showcase; list includes Bluffton's (SC) Hayden Gregory, son of Collins Hill's Lenny Gregory

SUWANEE, GA – Only one team would win the 2022 Collins Hill National 7-on-7 Showcase.

That team turned out to be Colquitt County, which posted nine wins in the second-annual event Friday at Collins Hill High School to take the championship – their second 7-on-7 title in as many days after winning the Kirby Smart 7-on-7 Tournament on Thursday in Athens.

Of course, as nice as winning a summer 7-on-7 tournament is, especially one as high profile as Friday's event, it isn't the primary goal for any team that enters one.

Former Collins Hill assistant coach and current Meadowcreek head coach Tom Wofford.

Former Collins Hill assistant coach and current Meadowcreek head coach Tom Wofford.

That is especially true for a team with a new head coach and coaching staff trying still to acclimate and educate the players to new ways of doing things, as well as continuing to build chemistry and trust.

“We're still installing stuff from the spring, and they're still learning the system,” said Todd Wofford, who became Meadowcreek's new head coach in January, after the Mustangs went 3-3 in Friday's tournament. “They're getting it. … Both sides of the ball, they're learning a completely new scheme. Baby steps. We were 3-3 (Friday). Last year, they lost every game in this tournament. So that's three steps better than it was last year. As long as we keep progressing throughout the summer, it's about being ready in August.”

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