High School Boys
The first weekend of the Mid-Atlantic Premier League is in the books and already the competition for top high schools out of Virginia, DC, and Pennsylvania is bearing fruit.
In a major upset in the high school rugby scene, Doylestown defeated Gonzaga 43-31 Sunday in the opening weekend of the new Mid-Atlantic Premier League.
St. Thomas Aquinas of Kansas swept two games against the top two teams in Oklahoma over the weekend.
STA defeated Bixby 27-7 on Saturday and then Union HS 15-7 on Sunday.
Los Alamitos HS scored at the last second to defeat University City and win the Southern California Varsity White championship this weekend.
Varsity White is for single-school teams that are allowed to use players from other schools as long as a) the other school doesn't have a rugby team, and b) at least 75% of the team is from one school.
Peninsula Green and SFGG won key games in Northern California's Top 5 division.
Pen Green defeated a very tough CK McClatchy team 31-12 to move to 2-0.
It took Pen Green about 20 minutes to get their game moving, but once they did, they put together some effective phase rugby.
Jesuit of Sacramento moved to 2-0 in the NorCal Premier boys HS league after a tough 37-12 defeat of Mother Lode.
St Thomas High School of Houston traveled to the #10-ranked HS club Katy this weekend.
A well-drilled, powerful team, Katy was tested by St. Thomas but managed to pull away in the closing minutes.
Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania opened up their 2017 spring season on the campus of Mount Saint Mary's University, and logged an impressive victory over Georgetown Prep.
With the bells of the seminary at MSM ringing through the air, Cumberland shut out Georgetown Prep 29-0 in a game shortened by a thunderstorm.
In an excellent showcase of high school rugby in Southern California, Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon Saturday night to take the SoCal Varsity Red title.
The Northern California Premier Varsity League is split into two halves, with the Premier on one side and the Top 5 on the other.
Several ranked teams get going this weekend, with the Mid-Atlantic Premier League, one of a couple of cross-border leagues that have spring up.
Familiar names dot the top of the Rugby Texas conferences, but Allen HS might be a newer name to most.
While Katy, Cy Fair, The Woodlands, Lake Travis, and Westlake are all leading their conferences (or close to it), Allen has moved to 2-0-1 after a tie with Jesuit and wins over the Dallas Harlequins Colts and Rock Rugby.