As the playoffs approach in the Maryland area, Good Counsel has made many take notice with a strong weekend.
The Olney, Md.-based high school beat rivals Georgetown Prep 24-19 last week, and followed that up with a 2-1 weekend at the Jesuit Classic. GC lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, but beat Clayton and a highly-ranked Union County.
St. John's College HS out of DC moved to 2-0 and won a MAVRC league game with a 19-7 defeat of the Bell Multicultural school Griffons Sunday in the nation's captail.
Mark Carvajal continued his hot streak by scoring a try ten seconds into the match, gathering a bouncing ball right off the kickoff.
With the Boys HS Rugby National Championships coming this week, we take a look at four longtime players with two-time national single-school champions Gonzaga.
In a rematch of a very tense regular season meeting between the two, Gonzaga HS once again held off a determined Georgetown Prep, this time to win the MAVRC championship Friday night.
The top two teams from the regular season, #11 single-school Georgetown Prep and #2 Gonzaga, will meet again for the MAVRC championship on Friday.
Here's the latest from Maryland-area Boys HS leagues:
In a very close, perhaps surprisingly close, clash in the MAVRC HS conference, #1 single-school Gonzaga had to come back to beat #13 Georgetown 20-10 Thursday night.
Gonzaga had the run of play for much of the first half but made a series of execution errors that made it difficult to score.
Gonzaga and Georgetown Prep keep winning the MAVRC conference in the DC area.
On April 6 Gonzaga handled St. John's 87-0. Last Friday, Salesianum defeated Dematha 29-18.
Gonzaga HS is 5-1 so far in their tour of Spain organized by Varsity Sporting Events & Team Travel.
Top-ranked single-school team Gonzaga opens up its season this weekend against well-regarded Virginia program West End.
Bell Multicultural defeated Landon 20-13 this past weekend to win the MAVRC Division II championship in the Maryland/DC area.
Both teams came into the matchup undefeated, with Landon at 5-0-1 and Bell at 4-0-2. The teams had played late in the regular season and that game ended in a tie.
Gonzaga 20 - Georgetown Prep 8
With a crowd of thousands watching on, the MARVC Championship played out closer than many expected, with Georgetown Prep pushing Gonzaga to the edge.
It was 15-8 for Gonzaga until the very end of the game, when Reggie Corbin’s try put it away and won the championship 20-8 for the top-ranked single-school team.