Tucson Turf wins Battle Miami with Arizona State QB Trenton Bourguet calling plays
MIRAMAR, Fla. – While most college football players probably benefited from not having many assignments that weekend, Arizona State quarterback Trenton Bourguet spent his weekend in South Florida. And no, Bourget wasn’t there to party late or anything. Bourguet instead was in the 305 to name games for the Tucson Turf, a 7-on-7 organization that both he and his brothers grew up around. The result? A new trophy as the Tucson Turf recorded a perfect 8-0 during the two day event to claim the title of Battle Miami champ.
“We came to Florida and our middle school team won, our freshman team won and our varsity team won. So we’re just super excited,” said Bourguet. “Everyone knows that I love coaching. I love to play too, but I love helping my cousins, brothers and all these boys. There is only something in return. You know, I also played 7s for the Tucson Turf. So, I’m just doing what I’m doing as a family.”
Bourguet, who appeared in five games for the Sun Devils last season, leaned heavily on the arm of three-star quarterback Devon Dampier, who went big during the eliminator. Dampier showed great finesse in the final and didn’t make many, if any, bad decisions. More importantly, he found ways to get the ball to four-star wide receiver Ja’Kobi Lane, who may have had over a dozen catches on Sunday.
Ja’Kobi Lane goes up and grabs it for the Tucson Turf in the Battle Miami finals. Probably got 20 catches today or something. https://t.co/msrOenbWWq pic.twitter.com/MERiRGn3fu
— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) January 23, 2022
“He’s a great player who made great games,” Bourguet said of Lane. “You know, we always talk about big players in big games needing to make big games. So it was exciting that he did that in such a close game [Team Flex].”
Lane, who 247Sports currently ranks as the nation’s No. 32 wideout in the Class of 2023, competed in games at both Arizona State and BYU last season. The Mesa (Ariz.) standout Red Mountain also hears from Arizona and many others. Dampier, on the other hand, is a little over a month away from leading Saguaro to an Arizona title Open department. He received a scholarship offer from New Mexico a few days ago.
“He just won states,” Bourguet said. “He also has a pair of legs, so he can walk too. Today he has to show his arm strength, but he can do more, which is always exciting.”
Several players played defensively when three-star safety Jeremiah Vessel had a game-winning interception in a semifinal game against the South Florida Express, while Oregon Top247 cornerback conscript Cole Martin and three-star athlete Deshaun Buchanan both provided key insights their own in the final of the tournament.
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