Kennesaw State won’t play its first football game at Fifth Third Bank Stadium until the fall of 2015, but that doesn’t mean other teams won’t get to experience the chance to play on the Owls’ future field.
Kennesaw State will host a 7-on-7 team passing tournament July 10-12. The event, which will feature 27 high school teams from across the state, is designed to help the squads develop their offensive and defensive systems.
Local teams already registered to attend include Kell, Walton, North Cobb Christian and McEachern.
“We’re going to have nine different teams each day and 27 teams total,” Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon said. “Each team will get to play six games and really get to test themselves against some quality opponents.”
Bohannon, who was hired to become the Owls’ first coach in late March, began setting up the camp and finding teams to register in April.
“It’s been full for a couple of weeks now,” he said. “The teams coming in will have the opportunity to get better at what they do.”
While the participating teams will have the chance at playing and competing against other squads, Bohannon and his assistants will have an opportunity to bring student-athletes to campus.
“This camp was a huge goal of ours,” Bohannon said. “We wanted to get as many of these athletes to campus as we could. We can show them what KSU has to offer.
“With 27 teams, and each of them has about 20 kids per team, that’s a lot of kids. They’ll be playing 7-on-7 games on the stadium field and it will be a unique situation for them. For us, it’s a chance to get them on campus and show off KSU and let them be around our coaches.”