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Capital Win Sends Message in Idaho

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Capital Win Sends Message in Idaho

It's all closed up at the top of the Rugby Idaho Boys HS league after Capital HS defeated Mountain View 36-24 over the weekend.

That was a big move for Capital, which has started the league season with a fairly humbling 62-5 loss to Rocky Mountain.

That result was tough for the annual contenders Capital, but it cam right after th Boise team took a tour to Northern California, and then had a long drive home. 

"It was our third game in five days and that was tough on the guys," said Capital Coach Matt Jacobsen. "We felt we were a better team than that."

And so they showed. Against Mountain View, which beat Rocky Mountain 30-29 March 17, Capital played their best game of the spring.

"We gave up a lot fewer penalties, and are starting to play a full 15s game, not jut pick-and-jams," said Jacobsen. 

Inside center Avery Kurkowski scored three tries in his best game for Capital so far. Josh Eden, moved from prop to flanker, had a big game at his new position.

"The key was to take the pressure off," said Jacobesen. "I told them that we were going to come out of this game 3rd regardless of what happened. Whatever happens, we'll be back at it, and just have fun. They played so well. They relaxed and had fun with it, and played their best game."

As a result, three teams are now at 4-1 with one more weekend to go.

Rocky Mountain plays Idaho Falls Rush, Mountain View takes on Nampa, and Capital plays Renegades. 

The key game, though, may well be Eagle against Bingham, as Eagle, 3-2, is looking to secure that fourth spot.