Three Mount Si football players heading to Las Vegas for tournament
March 15, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Jimbo Davis, Hunter Malberg and Griffin McLain, juniors on the Mount Si High School football team, have been invited to participate in a Las Vegas football competition March 23-25. The Badger 7 on 7 event in Las Vegas is widely regarded as the top tournament of the year and this is the first time Mount Si players have been invited, said Coach Charlie Kinnune.
Davis is a wide receiver and cornerback, Malberg is a wide receiver and safety and McLain is a tight end and defensive end.
Kinnune said the three are playing on two different teams at the Las Vegas event. Malberg is playing for a team that was put together by Scout.com, while McLain and Davis are on a team that was selected by Barton Academy.
Kinnune said almost every state will be represented at the event and some of the country’s top athletes will be in attendance, along with top college scouts in the stands taking it all in.
“These student athletes have made this opportunity for themselves,” said Kinnune. “The exposure this event offers should open avenues they didn’t have before. I am proud that they took it upon themselves to seek out opportunities to improve their chances at playing college football.”