The final day of action at The Opening featured some notable performances that showcased the best the high school football scene had to offer.
Mach Speed took home the seven-on-seven title with a 31-15 win over Vapor Speed in the finals of the competition. Quarterback Justin Fields was named Most Valuable Player of the Elite 11 event thanks to his dominant showing throughout the week, including five touchdowns and no interceptions in the final.
This is one of the biggest exhibitions for college recruits every year—an event that has produced some of the biggest stars in college football over the past decade—and this year's class certainly didn't disappoint.
Full Monday 7-on-7 Results
Elimination Game No. 1: Untouchable 31, Lunarbeast 8
Elimination Game No. 2: Alpha Menace 29, Savage Pro 20
Semifinal No. 1: Mach Speed 21, Vapor Speed 15
Elimination Game No. 3: Untouchable 19, Alpha Menace 13
Semifinal No. 2: Vapor Speed 20, Untouchable 13
Finals: Mach Speed 31, Vapor Seed 15
Monday night's final came at the end of a round-robin competition, featuring some elite players throughout the tournament.
Barton Simmons of 247Sports broke down two of the top quarterback performances throughout the event:
Fields and Mach Speed were able to advance, but Justin Rogers helped Vapor Speed pull off the upset to advance to the championship.
In the finals game, though, it was all about Fields as he continued to find his top target in Penn State commit Justin Shorter. The connection between the two was on display right away:
Jeremy Birmingham of Landof10.com discussed the receiver's talents:
The quarterback continued to shine as he spread the ball around, finding L'Christian "Blue" Smith for an impressive touchdown:
Plays like this helped Mach Speed build a 25-7 lead at halftime.
Aside from one long play from Rogers to JaMarr Chase, the Mach Speed defense remained solid to stay in front on the scoreboard. Micah Baskerville and B.J. Foster each came away with an interception to lead the way.
The game was so one-sided that backup quarterback Cammon Cooper got a chance to show what he could do, and the Washington State commit kept moving the chains to help seal the 16-point win.
While it was a team effort, Fields took home MVP for a reason after an outstanding showing as quarterback of the championship team.
The Georgia native was a Penn State commit but opened things up in June, and he unsurprisingly is one of the most wanted men in the country. Scout.com lists him as the No. 5 overall player in the class and No. 2 quarterback, although that could change after an incredible week.
There was plenty of buzz from those watching along Monday:
Florida State, Florida, Georgia and Auburn are among the top teams trying to add the dual-threat passer, but it's clear he could make a positive impact for any program in the country after what he showed in seven-on-seven competition.
Monday also featured the final one-on-one battles for offensive and defensive linemen.
Bleacher Report provided a look at some of the top showings from the early session:
Although the men on the defensive side of the ball often get most of the highlights, Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports highlighted two of the better offensive linemen from the week:
However, the defensive players also showed up, most notably Clemson commit Xavier Thomas, as captured by Barton Simmons of 247Sports:
These players still have another year of high school to move up and down boards before advancing to the next level, but college coaches are likely already salivating at the chance to have any of these guys on their team.
Recruiting information and rankings courtesy of Scout.com unless otherwise noted.