The John Tyler vs. Oakland (Tennessee) 7on7 football game, scheduled for 11:45 a.m. (Central time) Friday, is slated to be streamed on ESPN+ from Matthews, North Carolina, tournament officials said. 

The Lions are competing in the Powerade 7on7 Invitational with 31 other teams from 18 states.

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Other pool play games set for broadcast on Friday on ESPN+ include (all Central times): Camden (New Jersey) Woodrow Wilson vs. Woodward (Georgia) Academy, 7:15 a.m.; Oscar Smith (Virginia) vs. Kenton (Ohio), 8 a.m.; Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) vs. McGill-Toolen (Alabama), 8:45 a.m.; Weddington (North Carolina) vs. Holmes County (Mississippi), 9:30 a.m.; Cedar Grove (Georgia) vs. Patrick Henry (Virginia), 10:15 a.m.; Thornton Fractional North (Illinois) vs. Vero Beach (Florida), 11 a.m.; Maury (Virginia) vs. Male (Kentucky), 12:30 p.m.; and Hough (North Carolina) vs. Bryant (Arkansas), 1:15 p.m.

Other JT games on Friday include: 8 a.m. vs. Richmond County (North Carolina); 9:10 a.m. vs. Carolina Forest (South Carolina); 9:45 a.m. vs. Johns Creek (Georgia); 10:20 a.m. vs. Vero Beach (Florida); 12:40 p.m. vs. Thornton Fractional North (Illinois); and 1:15 p.m. Life Christian Academy (Virginia).

After pool play, the teams will be seeded and placed in bracket play on Saturday.

Jordan Payne of Vance High School (North Carolina) won the fastest man contest on Thursday with Jayden Cornell of Kenton (Ohio) winning best hands.


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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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