SB’s Tap Tap Gold champions winter 7-on-7 league

Team members L to R: Brent Peus, Mason Bigelow, Blake Kelley, Brysun Gossett, Sean Babcock, Jeremiah Nicholson, Marcellous Gossett, Hugo Ronces, Blake Erwin and Josh Flora

Santa Barbara’s Tap Tap Gold Team won Big Picture Athletics 2012 Winter 7-on-7 Championship on Sunday by defeating Nipomo’s Cowboys 20-7 in the Semi Final and topping Santa Maria’s Riders in the Final 14-7.

The tournament culminates a ten-week season in which teams on the central coast from Nipomo to Oxnard competed in a 7th and 8th grade passing league style format. The league is designed to develop and help transition 7th and 8th graders to high school level football.

The championship game was played at St. Joseph High School in Orcutt and was highlighted with stellar defense from Tap Tap including a clutch interception at the goal line by Blake Kelley. Brent Peus threw 5 touchdowns spreading it around to several receivers.

Marcellous Gossett and Jeremiah Nicholson had clutch receptions to help the team accomplish their goal.

The team is coached by Paul Nicholson, Rob Allen, Bobby Lambert and Anthony Ramirez.