Talon Shumway was a big part of Team Utah's success on offense.
Today at the NLA 7-on-7 championship Team Utah surprised many at the event with a dominant performance. Yesterday the collection of players from the state of Utah quietly put together one of the best days in which their defense did not give up any points.
This morning they lost on that streak, but did keep their win streak in tact.
In fact this team faced perhaps the most difficult path to the championship and beat nearly every top team for the right to battle Keyshawn Johnson's 1925 All-Star team in the finals. They had big victories over the talent-rich B2G 5-stars and B2G Scorch team among others.
Led by relatively unknown quarterback Jake Lloyd, Team Utah ran short effective routes and diligently worked their way down the field. Lloyd utilized his top target Talon Shumway often and in numerous jump ball situations in the end zone.
Shumway is a versatile athlete and despite playing offense only could in fact be a fierce defender at the college level.
After knocking off the 4th quarter sports in the semifinals, Team Utah beat 1925 in overtime. Overtime rules are a single play with the most yards gained on a single play. Once again in overtime, Team Utah's defense rose up to the challenge with an interception on Troy Williams attempt downfield to seal the victory.