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Carolinas Cap Off Successful HS Fall 7s Season

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Carolinas Cap Off Successful HS Fall 7s Season

Everyone had fun. Photo NCYRU.

For several years the North Carolina Youth Rugby Union has put on a Fall 7s Series – with many players doing both football and rugby.

They Fall season has been a great way for non-football rugby kids to stay engaged before Winter 15s when everyone comes out to play. What started as a small 7s season for just a few sides has turned in to a 3-state (NC, SC, and Georgia), highly competitive 7s juggernaut. Thirty teams spread out over several tiers and divisions (based on gender and competitiveness) played 3 tournaments in the month of October, wrapping up with a finals day on the last Saturday in October.

Each team played 3 matches per game day finishing the series with 9 matches each.

The tournament featured a mix of both school, club and motley teams and allowed for nearly 400 high school athletes to get some fantastic rugby in.

Here are the results:

Tier 1 HS Boys winner:  Hough Huskies (school team led by Charlotte Tiger Jason Trevino)

Other Tier 1 HS Boys teams:  Raleigh Redhawks (2 sides), Clayton Copperheads, South Meck HS, Myers Park HS, Alpharetta Phoenix (GA)

Tier 2 HS Boys winner:  Wando Warriors (SC) – normally a Tier 1 team but doing a bit of rebuilding this year – they edges out last year’s winner, the Olympic Trojans, by one try in an exciting final.

Other Tier 2 HS Boys teams:  Raleigh Rattlesnakes (2 sides), Clayton B, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Hough B, Ardrey Kell HS (2 sides), Southern Pines, Providence HS, Fayetteville

HS Girls winner:  Charlotte Tigress dominated the bracket going 9-0 over the course of the series – the only undefeated team, boys or girls.

Other HS Girls teams:  Raleigh Cobras, Clayton Turtles, South Meck Savages, Wando Wahines (two sides), Redhawks, Chapel Hill, Hough, Southern Pines Harlequins

The Carolinas are now ramping up for their Winter 15s season – a hybrid season before Spring that has conferences for both Single School and Multi-School teams.