For the first time in eight years, the HJ Hawks will be competing in the State 7on7 tournament starting Thursday in College Station.

The Hawks will facing Sonora, Gilmer and China Spring in pool playing starting at 1 pm with the top two teams in the pool advancing to a 32 team championship bracket and the 3rd and 4th place teams playing in a consolation bracket Friday morning.

The Hawks qualified for state at the Hitchcock tournament back on June 10.