Penn HS defeated top-ranked HS club Royal Irish 22-19 Saturday in a Rugby Indiana Boys Super League match.
Played in heavy wind, the game hinged somewhat on how the wind was used. Royal Irish won the toss and opted to play with the wind in the second half. By that time they were behind 15-5.
The Easter Weekend means some teams will take the weekend off, but there are some games to watch here.
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This past weekend, the Jesuit of New Orleans Blue Jay rugby team faced their longtime nemesis, the Bayou Hurricanes, in the Louisiana rugby state championship.
The match was played at the NOLA Gold stadium, immediately after the professional match between the NOLA Gold and the Utah Warriors. The Jays won the match, 19-7, and with it, their third-consecutive state championship.
The North American Lions elite-level HS touring 7s program has named its coaches for 2019.
The program will send a boys team to three different tournaments: the Tournoi Des Capitales in Paris, the Dubai7s (which they won in 2018), and the Rugbytown 7s in Glendale, CO. Meanwhile, a girls team will also go to Paris.
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated top Utah team Herriman in a highly-regarded crossover game.
It was a game played in wet conditions, and while Herriman was missing five starters due to injury, the Utah school hung close though much of the game.
Jesuit scored their final try at the end of the game.
Neuqua continues to post impressive results in Rugby Illinois and this weekend was no different, as the Naperville, IL school defeated Notre Dame de La Salette 43-10 in league play.
In a clash of two top-10 HS teams, Penn HS edged Fishers 28-25 in Rugby Indiana league play over the weekend.
The game was slated to be played at Fishers, but weather made that field unplayable, and so Fishers Rugby requested the game be moved to Penn's fields in Elkhart, Ind. That accommodation made, the game was on and both teams brought the physicality.
Jesuit defeated Lamorinda 59-29 Saturday to clinch 1st in Rugby NorCal's Premier 1 conference.
The Jacksonville Wolverines are Florida state champions after beating Cardinal Gibbons 24-19 in the state final Saturday.
Things are heating up now.
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Gonzaga HS hosts the annual Gonzaga Classic this weekend and once again the event has a long list of ranked teams involved.
Herriman defeated Highland 31-14 on Friday night at Herriman High School in a high-level clash of Utah teams.
The KC Jr. Blues defeated a very tough in-state opponent, holding off a comeback by= St. Louis University High to win 33-26.
This has become a huge rivalry in recent years as the two teams have played in the state final in four of the last five seasons. Without starting No. 8 Ayden Augspurg, the Blues still started well, scoring the opening two tries to lead 12-0.
The Raleigh Redhawks defeated the Clayton Copperheads 34 - 26 on Saturday in a game that almost didn’t happen.
The University of Delaware is searching for a new men’s head coach after current coach Struan Murray announced he is stepping down to spend more time with his family.
William Paterson University Men ran away with the Tri-State Conference 7s title in style and the New Jersey school collected their third consecutive conference 7s crown. Not only did WPU win the championship but their ferocious defense held all attackers at bay as they did not concede any points over their 3 pool games games, the quarterfinal, semifinal and final!
Jesuit of New Orleans and the Bayou Hurricanes will fight it out for the Louisiana Boys HS state title after both won semifinals over the weekend, but those victories were as different as could be.
The Hurricanes won in dramatic fashion over Brother Martin, while Jesuit shut out the NOLA Barbarians in convincing fashion.
Claremont Colleges won the 2019 NSCRO PacWest Region Championship, beating Cal Maritime 61-19 in Sunday's final.
After day one of the 2019 NSCRO PacWest Region Championship, The Claremont Colleges defeated Regis University 50-33 in the first semifinal match while California State University Maritime Academy defeated New Mexico Highlands University 30-27 in the second semifinal match.
In a battle of the #3 single-school boys HS team and the #2 HS club team, Jesuit of Sacramento defeated the Granite Bay Grizzlies 31-22.
The game was as expected, hugely physical and tight throughout. Jesuit was only able to pull away in the final team minutes. Down 22-21, the Marauders got a try, converted, and a penalty to seal the deal.