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Penn HS v St Edward Highlights Penn Invite

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Penn HS v St Edward Highlights Penn Invite

Penn No. 8 Alex Kennach. Tamara Tidey photo.

The Penn Invite, in its 14th year, saw 21 HS teams from Indiana and nearby states in a preseason effort at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, IN.

Every team played two short games to see different opponents, with Boys and Girls teams both seeing action.

The now long-standing highlight of the event is the Penn vs St. Edward boys match, a full contest that again featured two of the national top 10 teams. Many of the Penn Invite teams try to take the game in between their contests, as this was an excellent example of a higher-level of play in high school rugby.

This year, Penn came away the winner 42-12. David Afa'ese, Trenton Horvath, Cian Messner, and Nick Hardrict all scored tries. Noah Brown touched down twice, while Messner added 11 more points with four conversions and a penalty goal. St. Edward gt tries from Jayden Clark and Jimmy Riley, with Eamon Carr converting one.

Penn Invite Scores:

Sparta Girls 20 Warsaw Girls 25

Grandville Girls 35 Carroll Girls 10

Penn JV Girls 25 Carroll JV Girls 5

Warsaw Girls 15 Penn Girls 5

Sparta Girls 12 Carroll Girls 36

Dwenger Boys 41 Portage Boys 7

Penn Girls 10 Grandville Girls 83

W. Ottawa Boys 0 Neuqua II Boys 43

Carroll Boys 24 St. Edward II Boys 21

Carroll JV Boys 5 Neuqua III Boys 10

W. Ottawa Boys 0 Marian Boys 55

Carroll Boys 21 Sparta Boys 20

Newqua II Boys 24 St. Edward II Boys 19

Grand Haven Boys 0 Marian Boys 24

Dwenger Boys 29 Sparta Boys 10

Grand Haven Boys 13 Portage Boys 5

Dwenger JV Boys 15 Penn 3 Boys 7

Penn HS Boys 42 St. Edward Boys 12

Carroll JV Boys 0 Penn 2 Boys 34

Dwenger JV Boys 36 Neuqua III Boys 20