Heading in to the Rugby Utah 2017 Fall 7s season, one would assume that 3-time defending champion Herriman would begin the year as favorites; after all, the Mustangs are the only team to ever win the Utah Fall 7s series, and had dropped only two contests in the past three fall seasons.
Herriman HS opened up their season with a 29-27 loss to Highland that shook up the rankings and how most people looked at Utah's single-school league; Saturday they got some payback.
Herriman built a 40-point halftime lead and cruised to a 55-24 win over Westlake in Utah Youth Rugby league action Saturday.
With stranger than usual spring weather, consistent games have been tough to come by at times, and the Mustangs were happy to get back out on the playing field - for their first home contest of the year, no less.
Herriman defeated United 30-24 Friday in a non-league Utah Youth matchup in Alpine, Utah.
Herriman and Highland kicked off their in-state seasons with a friendly on Friday evening, and gave spectators an exciting game that went down to the wire and saw Highland emerge victorious 29-27.
It's Day Two of the Boys Open 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational
Herriman HS won the Utah Youth Rugby Boys HS 7s after the final tournament in the fall series, but fell to United in the tournament final.
Herriman Gold moved to 18-0 in the Utah Youth Rugby Boys HS 7s.
Herriman won the 3rd leg of the series, defeating United in the final, led by an excellent tournament from Ethan Burrows and some excellent defense from John Thompson.
The Red team for Herriman won the Bowl begind the play of Kason Kalma, while the Herriman JV team took the JV Cup with a 5-0 day.
Herriman HS back Taysan Hammer is leading the team in tries so far in the Utah Youth Rugby Fall 7s Series.
Hammer has scored 18 tries in ten games so far, and his coach said Hammer has made strides this fall.
The Herriman HS Gold team has won the first two tournaments of the Utah Youth Rugby 7s series, setting themselves up nicely for the next two events.
In a follow-up on our last article on prominent HS rugby players who are now in college football, here are some more names.