Now, Stellar would like to do for high school 7-on-7 football what it has done for basketball.
Glen Klein, who runs the basketball tournament, will also coordinate this event with help from several local coaches including Parkland's Tim McGorry and Whitehall's Brian Gilbert, who will serve as co-directors.
Tony Trisciani, the former Whitehall head coach who is now an assistant at Villanova, was involved in laying the groundwork for this first tournament.
"Division I schools can't host these tournaments anymore, so we're the only game in town," Klein said. "Rutgers, Lehigh and Bucknell used to host these tournaments, and we weren't going to step on anyone's toes. We're hoping that all of the Lehigh Valley schools will take advantage of this being held right here in their own backyard.
"It's an opportunity for the kids to get some exposure. Even though they can't talk to the kids, college coaches can still come and watch. And we're going to do this first-class, just like we do with the basketball tournament."
Klein sees no problem in filling a 35- team field that will be spread into seven pools of five teams each.
Each team is guaranteed four games during pool play. The seven pool winners and a wild-card team will go on to an eight-team single-elimination tourney to finish it out.
Games will begin each day at 9 a.m. with the last game to start at 7 p.m., including the championship game on the 24th.
Allentown's J. Birney Crum Stadium will be used as well as the Whitehall and Parkland stadiums.
Crum will likely serve as the lone venue for the single-elimination portion of the tournament. An awards presentation will follow the championship game, just as is the case with the basketball tournament.
The entry fee is $300 and only high school-affiliated teams are eligible.
Each game lasts 22 minutes with a running clock for the first 20. During the last two minutes of each game, all PIAA rules apply for stopping the clock.
Any questions about the tournament or registration should be directed to Glen Klein at 610-533-2168 or visit the website http://www.stellarbasketball.com
The Stellar basketball tournament, by the way, will be held two weeks after the football tournament on July 11-15.
Klein also announced that his son, Nicholas, and Jamie Henry, are the new directors of the girls hoops tournament.
SCHOLAR ATHLETE DINNER
The next Super Sunday for area high school football players is coming up on March 4 at the Northampton Community Center.