St. Augustine High School of New Orleans Takes Trophy at the Legendary Cotton Bowl in Downtown Dallas
DALLAS, TX – June 25, 2010 – It was Friday night lights at the famous, maybe infamous, Cotton Bowl in Dallas where nearly 2,000 fans cheered on their home teams at Red Bull Game Breakers. The tournament attracted incredible blue chip talent to the same turf, some of the best in the South West today. In the end, it was St. Augustine High School from New Orleans defeating Cy-Fair from Houston, 31-14, to claim the inaugural crown.
“It was a wonderful experience for us to come out here and play tonight,” said Terry Lucas of St. Augustine. “What really put us over the edge is we came out here humble and focused, knowing what it takes to get the win; we listened to our coach and came through with the win.”
In one of the most exciting, unpredictable games of the night, Cy Fair clipped Austin’s nationally-regarded powerhouse Lake Travis in the semi-finals, coming back from 10 points down to win by a single point, 21-20, as the clock expired.
“Red Bull Game Breakers is so different from other tournaments,” said Christian Cook of the Cy-Fair Bobcats. “It give us more chemistry and an opportunity to become a team before the Fall.”
This was the culmination of 6 regional qualifiers, including 72 total teams and more than 1,500 players, in which the winners advanced to tonight’s finals. Simply put, this was football with more game. For the first time in 7 on 7 history, players had the chance to score on both sides of the ball. Slick interceptions, first downs, touchdowns, defensive stops in the red zone…all put points on the board.
In addition to the solid football, there was plenty of spirit! Three of the metroplex’s best high school drum lines performed (Skyline, Lancaster and Forney) along with the most famous cheerleaders in the world, The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
“To be a game breaker, every day you have to do something to make people notice you,” said Tight End Martellus Bennett.