Competing in a seven-on-seven passing camp at McEachern High School, the Cavaliers went 5-1 and advanced to the semifinals before losing their only game.
The event was sponsored by Under Armour and participation was by invitation only.
“It was a great weekend for us,” Callaway head coach Pete Wiggins said. “It was the first time that we have been invited to that. It was a great day for us.”
Wiggins said he was impressed with how his players competed against some top-notch competition.
“We felt good about the competition and the way we performed,” Wiggins said. “There were a lot of bigger schools there and the competition was really good. Our kids came out and played really well.”
It’s a key summer for the Cavaliers, who are preparing for a new season after losing some key seniors from the 2011 team.
Among the players lost was Auburn signee Ricky Parks, who was the starting quarterback the past two seasons.
Junior Ricktez Parks, Ricky Parks’ younger brother, is set to take over at quarterback this season.
“It was a good camp to build off of,” Wiggins said. “We still have a lot of work to do yet over the summer, but it was a great building block for us.”
The weekend tournament kicks off a busy summer for the Cavaliers.
In addition to the conditioning program the players will participate in at the school, many of the players will also be participating in several camps and passing tournaments this summer.
“As soon as they got back on Saturday some of them went to Cochran to the Mike Hodges camp, and some went to the University of Alabama for a seven-on-seven camp there,” Wiggins said. “We are always looking to perform and get better so the work never stops for us in the summer.”
This weekend, around 30 Callaway players will head to Athens to participate in a seven-on-seven camp at the University of Georgia.
Callaway opens it season on Aug. 25 against Heard County.