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MANCHESTER — The Devin Speno to Tristan Evans connection was deadly during the second annual Vermont All Star Football Camp 7v7 tournament on Saturday afternoon at Judy McCormick Taylor Field.

The quarterback-wide receiver combo led Brattleboro — one of two new teams in the 2022 pool — to a one point victory over Burr and Burton in the championship game.

Brattleboro earned the No. 4 seed in the playoffs after a 1-3 record in round robin play, securing a date with No. 1 seed and defending champion Mount Anthony (3-1). Brattleboro prevailed in a close contest to advance to the championship.

Burr and Burton earned the No. 2 seed against No. 3 St. Johnsbury. Both programs participated in the inaugural 7v7 tournament last summer. The Bulldogs grabbed the win, setting up a championship match against Brattleboro.

U-32 also participated in the competition for the first time, but did not make the playoffs after going 0-4.

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Speno was named tournament MVP for his stellar play.

Chris Redding purchased Vermont All-Star Football Camps in 2021 and created the 7v7 tournament.

The All-Star camp started on June 18 with a tri-state passing academy held at Brattleboro Union High School.

The camp will also host a Central Vermont passing academy at Rutland High School July 10 at 7 p.m. The Northern Vermont passing academy is scheduled for July 17 at noon at St. Johnsbury Academy.

There will be week long football camps held at Rutland July 11-15 and South Burlington July 18-22. For more information, visit vtfootballcamps.com.

Michael Mawson can be reached on Twitter @Mawson_Sports or via email at mmawson@benningtonbanner.com.

Sports Reporter

Michael Mawson is the sports editor for Vermont News & Media. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. Michael was the sports editor of UNH’s student newspaper where he covered NCAA Division I athletics.


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