At the end of the long NFL Football season, two teams battle for the ultimate championship in pro football the Super Bowl Championship. The Saturday before this highly watched battle of titans Excel hosts the Super Bowl Showdown in which teams from all over the state of Texas converge on San Antonio to get some basketball in before their football filled Sunday. Throw in the Excel Super Bowl Showdown Championship Ring and the stage couldn’t be any bigger.
The Red 3rd/4th grade boys championship came down between the San Antonio Blue Devils and the Next Level Raiders. The Blue Devils have had the Next Level Raiders number in recent match ups but Coach Harrison’s Next Level Raider teams always show rapid improvement. This would lead to a heated close championship. The NL Raiders had an early lead but the guard play of the Blue Devils would ware down the Raiders and claim the Championship rings
The Blue 5th grade boys division was the largest of Saturdays field but it didn’t change the cream from rising to the top. San Antonio Fire and Hardwork 2023 arguably the best two 5th grade boys teams in the city would meet yet again in the championship. Unlike their last match up the Fire jumped out to a huge lead early and never looked back. We look forward to seeing this rivalry continue.
The 8th Grade boys Silver championship had a lot of implications. The Gervin Academy had just won the Texas Private School State Championship the weekend before but they would have to beat one of the better 8th grade teams in South Texas in the Blue Devils of Jose Palma. The game would change leads 12 times but the overall talent and bench play of the Gervin team proved to be too much at the end.
Other Saturday Results: CRIMSON 2nd/3rd Boys Champions SA Fire/Runner up SA Blue Devils, ORANGE AMERICAN 6th boys Champions SA All Stars/Runner up SA Fire, ORANGE NATIONAL 6th boys Champions Westlake Hoops/Runner up Next Level Raiders, BRONZE 7th boys Champions Hardwork 2022/Runner Up SA Ravens, GOLD JV Boys Champions SA Wolverines/Runner up SA Outlaws, PLATINUM Varsity boys SA Outlaws/ Runner up SA Bandits, LILAC 4th/5th Grade Girls Next Level Raiders/Runner up Somerset Hoopstars.
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