The new Rugby NorCal Premier League for high school teams may not have found a champion in the Marin Highlanders, but Marin was able to compete thanks in large part to a commitment to being better.
The Rugby NorCal Boys HS Premier League has named its all-league team.
Fifteen players were selected for the 1st team, with 15 more in a 2nd team and 36 players listed as honorable mentions.
A quick look at the HS action around the country.
In Idaho, Rocky Mountain and Eagle will play for the Idaho state championship after both won semifinals this weekend.
This is a weekend of crowning champions in high school rugby, and here is the latest:
Jesuit defeated Danville to win the Northern California Premier League. Danville scored a penalty goal early in the game, but then the first half was all Jesuit.
What's happening around the country in Boys HS Rugby? Time for a nationwide rundown:
Jesuit HS of Sacramento closed out the regular league season with a road victory over Granite Bay.
Jesuit HS of Sacramento defeated San Francisco Golden Gate 62-12 Saturday in a crossover game between th NorCal Premier and NorCal Top 5 teams.
Division II in high school rugby can be a hit-or-miss proposition; some of those leagues are for new teams, or for teams that are struggling with numbers, but in Northern California it’s a serious competition, and some excellent teams are coming out of there.
Among them are the Elsie Allen Lobos, who remain unbeaten and are going to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
The Land Park girls team out of Northern California not only pulled off an old-fashioned upset, they did so in startling fashion.
It was a tight, contentious, and ultimately intriguing day in Northern California HS rugby Saturday.
Jesuit, Danville, and Granite Bay won in the Northern California Premier league, and two had kind of a rough time of it.
Granite Bay moved to 3-0 in the Premier League with a tough 26-19 victory over Mother Lode.