CLIFTON — As the years pile on and the prestige of the Central 7-on-7 and Offensive Linemen Challenge continues to grow, so does the amount of local and statewide teams that find themselves in the midst of one of the state’s more highly-regarded summer football happenings.

That admiration is why 28 teams from all across the state made the trip down to Clifton this past Saturday, more than double the dozen teams that made the trip last summer.

“I think the year before we had to take off for COVID-19 we had around 21-22 teams, but this was by far the most number of teams we’ve ever had,” Central head football coach Brian Spooner said. “It’s a good indication that things are getting back to normal for everybody when you can have this many teams here.”

Cody is a sports journalist who's been with the Daily Journal since 2020. He's been a sports reporter since his days at the University of Iowa where he graduated in 2019.

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