Fast forward one year to August 13, 2016, the venue shifted, the age requirement increased and eight teams ages 17 & under battled it out at The Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea, MA. After two great first round games, Team Lynn & Team BNF set themselves up for a rematch from their 2015 semi-final battle in the Western Bracket. While In the Eastern Bracket, Team Viper (Cambridge) & Team Beacon setup for a battle that would make any D1 coach go crazy. There were more than seven players with at least one D1 offer in this game. The state champs ended up overpowering Team Beacon to move forward to the Championship game against team Lynn.
This year's Cambridge team came prepared and beat Team Lynn shattering the hopes of a repeat of the previous year. The state champion, Team Cambridge became triumphant behind their anchor Mr. Massachusetts, Jakigh Dottin, and the tournament MVP, Ghared Boyce, and a resilient team.
New highs were set and fundraising along with the help of local businesses allowed us to pass our first year’s goal. This time around we were able to provide six scholarships. Once again Chelsea Black Community (CBC) and Let It Fly will collaborate with the Chelsea High School Scholarship Committee to choose six students who embody the values of Let It Fly to receive the scholarships.”