Annual Speedball Tournament to Be Held Next Week
Joe Taft, Veritas Sports Editor
As the end of the school year is upon the student population at Rockland High, usually the kids would have their minds set on summer vacation.
Since just last year, a newfound tradition at RHS has the whole school buzzing.
At the Jared Lewis Quirk Speedball Tournament, held at the high school from June 8th through 10th, 17 teams will all be vying for school-wide greatness.
The games will be 15 minutes long with no stoppages in play, and on-the-run substitutions are implemented, like hockey.
Ms. Walsh is in charge of the tournament, and has seeded all the teams and created all the match-ups. The champions of last year’s tournament, God’s Children, captained by Matt Clougherty, is the number one seed. Team NB, captained by Ryan Quirk, will be the 2-seed. These two team’s faced each other last year in the championship, and it took a shootout to crown the victor.
Though those teams are the heavy favorites, there are some other teams to watch out for heading into the tournament. The Barn Burners are led by Eddie Yeadon and features a team of 2016 grads, while Tyler and Terrence Gibson look to lead the Lumberjacks to the title.
The tournament will also feature an all-girls squad, named Hands-Off, who will go up against Italian Meats in the first game of the tournament.
No matter what the outcome, the tournament is sure to be a success. All proceeds will go towards Jared’s scholarship fund.
Let the madness begin!