High School Boys
Granite Bay logged an emphatic victory over the weekend in Northern California's Boys HS Premier league, defeating the Solo Falcons 61-5.
Solo had the size advantage and were physical in contact, but struggled to maintain possession, and that's where the Grizzlies hurt them. Granite Bay had a good attack out wide and a shutout defense in the second half.
Katy defeated St. Thomas of Houston 62-7 in Texas HS D1 East Division action, showing once again that Katy is a team to watch.
Aidan de Villiera scored four tries in the game, while Max Palmer logged 27 pints on two tries, seven conversions, and a penalty. Gregor Gourlay, Grady Pope, and Jeremy Sanchez also scored tries.
Southern California decides who are the single-school finalists this weekend.
Texas teams who got a shock last week try to come back. Watch out for Jesuit of Dallas.
NorCal Premier gets moving, with upstarts Lamorinda back in the chase.
A few thoughts and comments on Boys HS Rankings.
The new Boys HS Rankings are on FloRugby here - you've got to sign up to see them, but it's worth it, as you'll also get access to a whole bunch of other stuff.
Here are results from last weekend in Boys HS Rugby.
Who should we be looking at with the High School Rankings?
Well, watch out. GRR is partnering with FloRugby on our High School Rankings once again, and they will be available on Wednesday.
Here's a little sneak preview:
The playoffs are set for Southern California's Varsity Red and Varsity White divisions.
In Varsity Red, St. John Bosco and Mira Costa were already settled for the playoffs, in that order, out of LA.
Katy continued its strong run of results with a 24-19 decision over St. Pius X in Rugby Texas D! action over the weekend.
Katy is playing well as a team, and needed every bit of it to hold off a determined St. Pius team.
Aidan de Villiers, Glen Robertson, and Grady Pope all scored tries and Max Palmer converted all three and hit a crucial penalty goal to defeat Pius.
Don't look now, but Cardinal Gibbons is 3-0 in Florida HS action.
The single-school team has beaten St. Thomas Aquinas, Boca Raston, and, most recently, West Pines to lead its league. It's a good start, said Coach Eric Aumann.
The Boys HS Rugby National Championships application deadline is almost here.
Teams have until February 15 to submit an application.
To apply, click here.
It's down to the wire on the Southern California Boys HS Varsity Red competition, as playoff berths hang in the balance.
Last week, La Costa Canyon was able to hold on to beat Cathedral. LCC went up early, fell behind 14-13 at the break, and then pulled away 37-28 late in the game.
Torrey Pines defeated Del Norte, and so the standings now look like this:
USA Rugby has announced where the Regional Cup Tournaments will be held.
These are the high school all-star events used as scouting for HS All Americans, colleges, and USA U20s.
The tournaments are as follows:
West Regional Cup Tournament June 9-10, 2018 Denver, CO
Northeast Regional Cup Tournament June 16-17. 2018 Rahway, NJ