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Unforgettable Moments and Rising Stars: Recap of the Elite 7v7 Tournament at Jackson AYF Stadium

Champions, Team FNB at Elite 7v7 Tournament
Elite 7v7 - Champions


The Elite 7v7 Tournament at Jackson AYF Stadium held on June 3 and 4 was an exhilarating showcase of talent, teamwork, and fierce competition. As teams battled it out on the field, the excitement and energy in the air were palpable. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the standout moments, the remarkable performances, and the rising stars who left their mark on the tournament.

Team FNB's Triumph:

Team FNB emerged victorious, capturing the championship title with their exceptional skills and unwavering determination. Led by their standout 15-year-old quarterback, Jason Lajara, from Brick Memorial High School, they displayed poise and precision in every game. Lajara's ability to read defenses, make accurate throws, and lead his team to victory earned him the well-deserved title of MVP.

MVP of Elite 7v7 Tournament
Jason Lajara

Standout Players:

Aside from Jason Lajara, Team FNB boasted a talented roster of athletes who showcased their skills and contributed to their success. Nazeer Whitaker, also from Brick Memorial High School, showcased his athleticism and football IQ, making crucial plays on both ends of the field. Rahmel Anderson, another standout player from Brick Memorial High School, displayed exceptional speed and agility, leaving opponents in awe. These remarkable young athletes demonstrated their commitment to the game and left an indelible mark on the tournament.

Elite 7v7 Champions
Team FNB

Exciting Live Stream Coverage:

The Elite 7v7 Tournament was live-streamed both days, allowing fans, families, and football enthusiasts from around the world to experience the thrill and intensity of the event. Our dedicated YouTube channel served as the platform to witness the extraordinary performances, jaw-dropping catches, and remarkable displays of skill. The live stream captured the essence of the tournament, further amplifying its impact and reach.

Watch Day 1 of the tournament here:

Watch Day 2 of the tournament here:

Acknowledging Our Sponsors:

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our sponsors, whose support was instrumental in making this tournament a resounding success. We would like to express our gratitude to D.W.A.G. LLC, La Mondina, Youth Fanatics Gear, Sonny's Recycling, T&T Coast, Holiday Service Center, Rivs of Toms River, and Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth County. Their commitment to youth sports and their contributions to the event helped elevate the experience for everyone involved.

A Platform for Rising Stars:

The Elite 7v7 Tournament serves as a platform for young athletes to showcase their skills, gain exposure, and catch the attention of college recruiters. It is events like these that provide invaluable opportunities for these rising stars to shine, make their mark, and pave their path to future success. The performances witnessed at Jackson AYF Stadium were a testament to the bright future of football and the immense talent within our local communities.

Looking Ahead:

As we reflect on the memorable moments and outstanding performances of the Elite 7v7 Tournament, we now turn our attention to the upcoming events on our calendar. The success of this tournament has only fueled our commitment to providing exceptional experiences for young athletes, fostering growth, and celebrating the game we love. Stay tuned for more electrifying competitions, thrilling moments, and remarkable stories as we continue to shape the future of football.

Kean University
Next Event: July 8 at Kean University


The Elite 7v7 Tournament at Jackson AYF Stadium was a testament to the passion, skill, and dedication of the athletes who participated. Team FNB's victory, led by MVP Jason Lajara, exemplified the relentless pursuit of excellence. We extend our congratulations to all the teams and players who showcased their talents and made the tournament an unforgettable experience. As we celebrate the success of this event, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter of Elite 7v7, where

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