Presented By Bowen-Hefley Orthopedics and Arkansas Surgical Hosptial

How it all began...

​The Shootout of The South 7 on 7 football tournament was started by Pulaski Academy Football Coaches in 2005.   Greg Hatcher, founder of the Mighty Bluebirds, philanthropist, and owner of The Hatcher Agency also assisted these coaches in creating the tournament.

The goal was to put on the Premier  7 on 7 football tournament in the nation with the focus on making it a great event for the players, coaches and fans.

The Shootout of the South has accomplished just that. The event is held on the beautiful grounds of Mighty Bluebird Field whose borders are surrounded by waters that connect to the Arkansas River.


Teams are invited to attend each year with top teams attending from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

The Shootout of the South showcases the future stars for the upcoming fall football season and the college football stars of tomorrow.  Many College All Americans and NFL players have played in the Shootout of the South.

Following pool play, teams are assigned to four different regionals to insure that all teams get the most games in the shortest period of time. Champions are named of the Consolation bracket and the Championship bracket, 
as well as individual awards for the Outstanding Quarterback, Receiver and Defensive Back.

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