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Atlantis v BC in Boys Elite Final

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Atlantis v BC in Boys Elite Final

Atlantis is in the final. David Barpal photo.

British Columbia will play Atlantis in the final of the Boys Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational.

The game will be played in Sam Boyd stadium at 1pm.

BC beat Upright Rugby Rogues 39-0 in the quarters, while Atlantis edged Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 17-14. The Atavus All-Stars defeated the HS All Americans 19-14 in the second shocking loss for the national team. And the upstart but experienced Maryland Exiles defeated Rhino Rugby Academy out of California 26-19, with Jacob Estes scoring in overtime.

So that set up the semis, where Atlantis defeated Atavus 27-12, while BC edged Maryland 17-14. Maryland had the ball on BC's five-meter in the final minute but couldn't score.

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Maryland played the semi without speedster Dmontae Noble, who was injured in the quarters. lost our stud (noble)in first minute of quarterfinal. In the 3rd/4th game Maryland defeated Atavus.

This has been a superb effort by the American-based select sides. The Maryland Exiles is basically a group of kids from the Mid-Atlantic states, but they are experienced, as most of them started playing at a young age, many of them together. The 12 Maryland players have 90 years of rugby experience among them. Nine of the 12 are sons of rugby players, and half of them started with the Maryland Exiles youth program, and the Exiles won both the CRC club bracket and the Surfside 7s.

Maryland Exiles: Tyree Randolph, Gonzaga; Jacob Estes, West End; Patrick Sheehy, Gonzaga; Joe Freeman, Gonzaga; Patrick Hesse, Gonzaga; Dmontae Noble, West End; James Lyons, Georgetown Prep; Damon Quigley, Bell; Aiden Perrenoud, Maryland Exiles; Gannon Conrad, Mt St. Joe's; Ieuan Israel, West End; Bailey Ogilvie, Gonzaga.

Atlantis: Brandon Boon, Unionville HS; Alex Schlager West Shore United; Alec Giakas Archemere Academy; Justin Smith Orlando; Harrison Barkham Orlando; Royaal Jones New Jersey Blaze; Jack Bradfield St. Edwards; Owen Hundt St. Edwards; Jayden Demmy West Short United; Fox Harper, Power House Rugby Union; James Jaques, West Chester

Atavus: Adrian Escobedo, Rock Rugby; Alex MacDonald, Pleasanton Cavaliers; Brenden Curle, Union Titans; Calvin Gentry, Power Center Academy; Conor Pederson, Eastside Lions; Derek Allen, St. Thomas; Dylan James, Santa Monica; James Downey, San Diego Mustangs; Santiago Mascolo, Rye Rugby; Seldon Funaki, Aurora Saracens; Williams Dodds, Eastside Lions; William Fifita, Aurora Saracens

Photos by David Barpal, top to bottom: Rhino Academy 2 scores on Washington Loggers; EIRA had a good tournament. BC is in the final; Rhino Academy 1 did well. Atavus finished 4th. 
Rhino Academy v Loggers - Barpal
EIRA LVI Barpal
BC LVI 2016 Barpa
Rhino Academy LVI 2016 Barpal
Atavus LVI 2016 Barpal