Martinsburg football coach Dave Walker saw something while his team took part in the WVU 7 on 7 football camp last weekend that he thought he would never see.
"There are All-Star or AAU 7-on-7 teams now," Walker said. "I think that if that is the direction these 7-on-7 tournaments are going, I think they may take a step back.
"Especially in West Virginia (coaches) don’t want to take their teams to these camps and see these All-Star or AAU teams in 7-on-7," Walker said.
Walker has lost some of his enthusiasm for the annual 7-on-7 camps.
"It’s not real football," said Walker. "But the kids like it. They like to compete. There is something to getting your team together to compete and building some chemistry .
Martinsburg won the Class-AAA state title in 2010 and Walker is spending a portion of the summer bringing his players back down to reality.
"That is in the past," Walker said. "I don’t want to hear anyone talk about that state championship.
"We were (state champs.) That season is over with and it is a new year.
"I’ve got to make sure I keep these guys grounded and that I stay on them because we have a tougher schedule and absolutely nothing is guaranteed ," Walker said.