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Dramatic Finish As Regis Jesuit Wins Colorado

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Dramatic Finish As Regis Jesuit Wins Colorado

Regis Jesuit edged East HS Saturday to win the Rugby Colorado Boys HS Championship.

The game, played at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., was a thriller. Sophomore Eddie Maxfield broke a 14-14 tieby scoring with less than a minute to go, and the conversion iced it for Regis.

Both teams played well defensively, East prop Trevor Borrios was very good on the day and scored the opening try, charging in as a support runner and finishing the play off to set up a 7-0 lead for East. That lead held until halftime.

Early in the second half,Regis Jesuit prop Mariano Adame scooped up a loose ball and ran in from 22 meters out. East replied when Will Crocket, who had come on for an earlier injury, stretched over. Flyhalf Liam Peck converted and East led 14-7 with 12 minutes left.

Regis, however, had more to give. Jesuit stole the ball inside the East 22 and spun it wide quickly. Regis had the numbers and wing Ben Cavarra was in. That tied it 14-14 after center Gordy McKeehan hit the conversion.

Regis had a shot to take the lead with an attacking lineout, but lost it—the first muffed lineout of the day. East attacked, but Regis got the ball back when captain and No. 8 Connor Blue laid in a massive tackle that jarred the ball loose. 

Adame grabbed, and set up a rock. That action was enough to buy time for Regis. Scrumhalf Sam Sica fed Maxfield at flyhalf, he broke a tackle and took off from his own 22. He was almost to the tryline when East wing Layton Hood raced in to tackle him. Maxfield, however, had just enough and stretched over for the try.

The conversion from McKeehan was good, and Regis Jesuit celebrated the win.

Highlights below (you may need to refresh), or watch them here: https://youtu.be/WHDQuNaH59U