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June 10, 2014
The Smith River 7 v 7 Summer Passing will start this Tuesday, June 10th at 6 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC).

The league consists of area football teams and will run for six weeks playing on the following Tuesdays at SRSC from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: June 10th, June 17th, June 24th, July 8th, July 15th and July 22nd.

Teams participating during the season are: Bassett, Chatham, Franklin County, Hidden Valley, Magna Vista, Morhead, Patrick County, Reidsville, Staunton River and Tunstall.

The style of play is one-hand touch with a 15-second play clock and 4-second pass rule per play. Games will be played on a 40-yard field and on field turf. Offense has 4 downs to get a 1st down with the 20-yard mark as the first down. Fumbles are dead balls and offense retains possession. There are no runs or double passes. Coaches will officiate.

The seven offensive players consist of a center, quarterback, and five eligible wide receivers or running backs. Defense also has seven players. The scoring is as follows; touchdown is 6 points, a 1st down is 2 points, defensive stop is 2 points, and an interception is 3 points. Games will play under a 35-minute running clock. Players are required to wear helmets.

June 10th schedule:
6:00 p.m. - Magna Vista vs. Hidden Valley
6:00 p.m. - Bassett vs. Tunstall
6:40 p.m. - Magna Vista vs. Tunstall
6:40 p.m. - Bassett vs. Hidden Valley
7:20 p.m. - Magna Vista vs. Bassett
7:20 p.m. - Tunstall vs. Hidden Valley

"These events are a great way to get high school's from North Carolina and Virginia to compete against each other when they normally would not be able to in the regular season," said Billy Russo, Director of Operations at SRSC. "We invite all students, alumni, and fans of these schools to come out and watch some great high energy football."

The league is free for all spectators and concessions will be sold. For more information on the event and further schedules, visit or call the Complex at (276) 638-5200.