Smith River 7 v 7 Summer Passing League

The Smith River Sports Complex is proud to host the Smith River 7 v 7 Summer Passing League as a fun, preparatory league for high school football preseason.

 The league consists of scrimmages across a six-week period between June and July from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The five scrimmage nights in 2017 are June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 11th and July 18th.

Local and surrounding high schools will be playing each other on the turf. Teams participating during the 2017 season are: Bassett, Chatham, Gretna, GW Danville, Hidden Valley, Magna Vista, Morehead (NC), Patrick County, Reidsville (NC), Rockingham Co. (NC), Staunton River and Tunstall. This league is fast-paced and is designed to prepare the participating teams for their fall seasons. 

The style of play is one-hand touch with a 25-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 complete 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 5 eligible wide receivers or running backs. Defense also plays with seven players. The scoring is as follows; a touchdown is 6 points, a 1st down is 2 points, a defensive stop is 2 points, and an interception is 3 points. Games will play under a 25-minute running clock. Players are required to wear helmets. 

The league is free to all spectators. Come out and watch your favorite teams as they prepare for their fall seasons! Concessions will be sold every week. 

For more information on the event, call the Complex at (276) 638-5200 or email Houston Stutz at


July 18, 2017 schedule:

6:30 PM - Tunstall vs. Bassett Field 4A
6:30 PM - Patrick County vs. Magna Vista Field 4B

7:00 PM - Bassett vs. Patrick County Field 4A
7:00 PM - Magna Vista vs. Tunstall Field 4B

7:30 PM - Patrick County vs. Tunstall Field 4A
7:30 PM - Magna Vista vs. Bassett Field 4B

8:00 PM - Magna Vista JV vs. Bassett JV Field 4B