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Back At It: HS Games This Weekend

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Back At It: HS Games This Weekend

Mudsock beat Royal Irish earlier this week.

We're picking up after Easter and for some regions that means the opening of the season overall.

Several teams have been on tour with ... well we could say mixed success but winning games isn't always the issue. St. Ignatius went to Japan and lost convincingly in their opening game—missing a couple of players with minor injuries didn't help. They then won their next game against one of the better HS teams in Japan (3rd nationally last year) before losing their final effort 14-7.

That counts as a success.

Granite Bay won two games out of three in the UK and Danville were heavily challenged in their trip to New Zealand. Same goes for Gonzaga in France and Xavier in Ireland. 

Meanwhile, more locally Belmont Shore and the San Diego Mustangs last week put their hands up for a spot at Nationals and it looks like they will for sure be in Elkhart. Can either SOC or Thunder join them>

This coming weekend we are keeping a close eye on Gonzaga vs Georgetown Prep—the Eagles being G-Town's main measuring stick in the MAVRC. Greenwich vs Fairfield Prep is a clash between an up-and-comer (Fairfield) and a team that, we think, is poised for one of their strong seasons in some time.

KC Jr. Blues and St. Thomas Aquinas is a classic rivalry and this one ... well we think the Blues might be favored.De La Salle is in Louisiana and has already started strong. Okapi has enjoyed an excellent season in Florida and, get this, they are playing #1-ranked HS Club Woodlands.

Taking the trip to Houston and tasting themselves is a huge step for the Wanderers and we are all about it.

Wisconsin kicks off. Florida wraps up with two games rescheduled thanks to a bit of a last-minute schedule shift. Okapi has dominated this league, so the chase is on for 2nd. The winner of Key Biscayne and Gibbons could claim it, although Boca can clinch with a win or tie ... or possibly even a close loss. 

We also have the Texas signle-school semis Friday night.

Check back for scores:

4/12 Weld 31-7 East HS Colorado
4/12 Brownsburg 5-54 Westside Indiana
4/12 Westfield 34-12 Carmel Indiana
4/12 HSE Mudsock 22-21 Royal Irish Indiana D1
4/12 Marin 5-54 San Diego Mustangs Non-Conference
4/12 Kearns 33-26 Cavemen Utah
4/12 SLV Rhinos 42-12 Genesis Utah
4/13 McQuaid Jesuit at Grand Island New York
4/13 St. Ignatius 7-14 Kobe Non-Conference
4/13 De La Salle 93-5 Brother Martin Non-Conference
4/13 Hilliard 0-51 Olentangy Ohio
4/14 Fairfield Prep 15-28 Greenwich Connecticut
4/14 Taft 7-69 Glen Ellyn Illinois
4/14 Bishop Dwenger 15-31 Pendleton Indiana D1
4/14 St. Anthony's 0-40 Rye New York
4/14 St. Thomas Aquinas 10-36 Jr. Blues Non-Conference
4/14 Xavier at Blackrock College Non-Conference
4/14 Father Ryan 10-32 Raptor Tennessee
4/14 Lake Travis 17-66 Strake Jesuit Texas SS SF
4/14 St. Thomas 17-39 Dallas Jesuit Texas SS SF
4/14 Fort Hunt 10-19 Vienna Virginia
4/15 Wellington 0-25 Boca Florida
4/15 Key Biscayne Ccld Gibbons Florida
4/15 Eagle 31-14 Rigby Idaho
4/15 Penn 15-0 Carmel Indiana D1
4/15 Gonzaga 52-0 Georgetown Prep MAVRC
4/15 Raptor 21-7 Charlotte Tigers Nash Bash
4/15 Wando Fft L-W Redhawks NC Club 1
4/15 Greer 7-22 Clayton NC Club 1
4/15 Motley vs RedhawksT2 NC Club 2
4/15 ClaytonT2 40-5 Sandhills NC Club 2
4/15 Okapi 15-10 Woodlands Non-Conference
4/15 De La Salle 50-5 NOLA Jesuit Non-Conference
4/15 Warren Easton at Brother Martin Non-Conference
4/15 St. Andrews RSA 59-7 Staples Non-Conference
4/15 East HS 33-5 Bixby Non-Conference
4/15 St. Augustine (NJ) 34-7 Gonzaga Black Non-Conference
4/15 Bishop Hendricken 21-5 Delbarton Non-Conference
4/15 Boulder 14-29 Valor Colorado
4/15 Monarch 23-21 NCOS Falcons Colorado
4/15 Lamorinda at Danville NorCal
4/15 Motherlode 11-90 Granite Bay NorCal
4/15 F5 at Little Rock Oklahoma
4/15 Wichita at Plano Oklahoma
4/15 Bixby at Norman Oklahoma
4/15 Tulsa at Grays Oklahoma
4/15 Camada 35-0 Bend Oregon
4/15 Beaverton Barbarians at Eastside Tsunami Oregon
4/15 Chinook Wolf Pack 19-34 Summit Oregon
4/15 St. Martin 42-0 St.Paul SLUH Tnmnt
4/15 St. James 26-19 St. Paul SLUH Tnmnt
4/15 SLUH W-L St. James SLUH Tnmnt
4/15 SLUH 29-12 St. Martin SLUH Tnmnt
4/15 Thunder 10-44 Belmont Shore SoCal
4/15 SOC Raptors 15-19 San Diego Mustangs SoCal
4/15 OMBAC 24-28 Back Bay SoCal
4/15 Austin Huns HS 12-29 Boks Rugby HS Texas Club D2 Central
4/15 Rock Rugby HS 63-7 San Antonio HS Texas Club D2 Central
4/15 Dallas Jesuit 2 HS at Dallas RFC HS Texas Club D2 North
4/15 Alliance HS at Great Hearts Irving HS Texas Club D2 North
4/15 Katy HS at Cy-Fair HS Texas Club D2 South
4/15 Kingwood HS Ccld Strake Jesuit HS D2 Texas Club D2 South
4/15 Brazoria HS at Four Points HS Texas Club HS D1
4/15 Plano Rugby HS Ccld West Houston Lions HS Texas Club HS D1
4/15 Woodlands 1 HS Ccld Westlake HS Texas Club HS D1
4/15 Nash Bash at Nashville Tournament
4/15 Herriman 50-5 Mountain Ridge Utah
4/15 Layton Christian 38-30 Brighton Utah
4/15 Riverton 5-50 Te Mana Utah
4/15 Kearns 45-0 Westlake Utah
4/15 Rainier 74-0 Budd Bay Washington
4/15 Eastside 31-8 Liberty Washington
4/15 South Davis 44-0 Wasatch Utah
4/15 TC Fusion 43-15 Dirty Birds Utah
4/15 East Rugby 38-10 Olympus Utah
4/15 West Valley 24-28 Genesis Utah
4/15 SLV Rhinos 40-0 United Utah
4/16 Rocky Mountain 5-36 Owyhee Idaho
4/16 Raptor 19-0 Rockford Nash Bash
4/16 Charlotte Cardinals B 15-17 Raleigh Redhawks NC Club 2
4/16 Morris 33-12 Highlanders New Jersey
4/16 Orchard Park 12-46 Syracuse New York
4/16 Canisius 48-20 Fairport New York
4/16 Kenmore 35-22 Corning New York
4/16 Harvey School 0-40 Pelham New York
4/16 SFGG 14-3 Shawnigan Lake BC Non-Conference
4/16 Northern Force 0-24 Moeller Ohio
4/16 Cumberland Valley 15-27 LaSalle College HS Rugby PA
4/16 St. Joseph's 7-32 Conestoga Rugby PA
4/17 Berks 68-24 Malvern Prep Rugby PA
4/17 Fon du Lac L-W Green Bay Wisconsin
4/17 Pulaski 48-7 De Pere Wisconsin
4/18 Harvey School at Xavier New York