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Playoffs and More in Boys HS Weekend

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Playoffs and More in Boys HS Weekend

Eastside Lions are in the Washington final this weekend.

We already have some results worth discussing here.

Archbishop Spalding defeated Calvert Hall to win the Maryland IAA title Wednesday night. Spalding had to come back to tie the game 20-20 at the end of regulation—Max Haynes scoring late to lock up the score. After that the game went to penalty kicks, and successful kicks from Reid Gerber, Dylan Thomas, and Paul Plauger won the kick contest 3-1 for Spalding.

There is a nice, longer report on the final written by Derek Toney here>>

BC High beat St. John's Prep 20-10 on Wednesday.

Fullback Charlie Thomison opened the scoring, finishing off a some team phase work. Prep responded with a converted try under the posts and added a penalty goal to lead 10-5.

The second half saw BC High control the possession and tempo; scrumhalf Braxton Blind finished a superb back move that went 50 meters, starting with an offload from his brother Colton Blind to tie the match 10-10. Captain Mikey Smith then scored twice in about 10 minutes. That made it 20-10. The  BC High defense worked hard to earn turnovers deep in their end.

This was a tough game for both. BC High Head Coach Paul Carty said "as a team we must be more disciplined, but it’s a credit to our defensive work to overcome the penalty count."

Meanwhile, this coming weekend we crown a couple more champions: Washington, Cascade (a league covering eastern Washington, part of Idaho, and part of eastern Oregon), and Oregon. We've got the New Jersey final, too. And we also have the Pacific Coast invitational, which will provide two really challenging games for the teams involved.


State and Regional Champions So Far
All-California De La Salle
Arizona Tempe
Arizona SS Brophy Prep
Colorado Valor
Florida Okapi
Idaho D1 Eagle
Idaho D2 Middleton
Iowa 1A Bondurant
Iowa 2A Cedar Falls
Kansas St. Martin's
Louisiana NOLA Jesuit
MD IAA Archbishop Spalding
Midwest Pendleton
Missouri KC Jr. Blues
N. Carolina Club Charlotte Cardinals
N. Carolina SS Hough
NorCal Gold San Mateo Wolverines
NorCal Premier De La Salle
NorCal SS De La Salle
Oklahoma Bixby
SCIRF Cathedral Catholic
SoCal Club Belmont Shore
SoCal Club D2 SOC Raptors 2
SoCal SS Los Alamitos
South Carolina Greer
Tennessee Raptors
Texas Club Woodlands
Texas D2 Katy
Texas/LA V. Cup Dallas Jesuit
Utah D1 East HS
Utah D2 Cavemen
Virginia D1 Richmond
Virginia D2 Benedictine

Check back for scores:

5/15 Archbishop Spalding 20-20 (AS 3-1 on kicks) Calvert Hall Md. IAA Final
5/15 St. John's Prep 10-20 BC High Mass. IAA
5/15 Troy 0-109 Detroit Cent. Cath. Michigan
5/15 Brother Rice 3-43 New Trier Illinois D1
5/16 Fairfield Pegasi 14-30 Greenwich Connecticut
5/16 Naperville 0-57 ND de la Salette Illinois D1
5/16 Play Rugby 7-64 Rye MetNY
5/16 Pelham 5-12 Fordham Prep MetNY
5/16 Elkhorn 14-27 Muskego Wisconsin
5/19 Marist 26-21 Glen Ellyn Illinois QF
5/17 Brookline 5-57 Weymouth Mass. IAA
5/17 Georgetown Prep 19-6 Landon Non-Conf.
5/17 BIshop Dwenger 10-50 Pendleton Indiana D1 SF
5/17 Chicago Lions 14-43 Neuqua Illinois D1
5/17 Eagan vs Minnetonka Minnesota
5/17 Fond du Lac 24-28 Oshkosh Wisconsin
5/17 Xaverian Bros. at Lincoln-Sudbury Mass. IAA
5/17 SFGG 32-34 Thunder Pacific Invitational
5/17 Danville 19-20 SOC Raptors Pacific Invitational


Maryland Exiles W-L Baltimore Poly Maryland SF
5/18 West Carroll W-L North Bay Maryland SF
5/19 Maryland Exiles vs West Carroll Maryland Final
5/18 SFGG 41-19 SOC Raptors Pacific Invitational
5/18 Danville 26-43 Thunder Pacific Invitational
5/18 Moscow 14-18 Wenatchee Schoolhouse Cascade Final
5/18 Ellensburg vs Spokane Cascade 3rd-4th
5/18 Pendleton vs Yakima Cascade 5th-6th
5/18 Camas 15-43 Eastside Rugby Wa Final
5/18 Olentangy 77-0 Hilliard Ohio Club QF
5/18 Northern Force 80-0 St. Charles Ohio Club QF
5/18 Avon Lake 24-20 Walnut Hills Ohio Club QF
5/18 Medina 55-0 Perrysburg Ohio Club QF
5/18 Westside Rsch Royal Irish Indiana 5th-6th
5/18 Penn Rsch Mudsock Indiana D1 SF
5/18 Fenwick 36-45 Saints Illinois D2
5/18 Corning 22-7 Fairport Upst. NY
5/18 CNY 12-24 McQuaid Jesuit Upst. NY
5/18 Corning 14-31 McQuaid Jesuit Upst. NY
5/18 CNY 31-5 Fairport Upst. NY
5/18 Newberg 44-10 Canby Oregon 7th-8th
5/18 West Valley 31-19 Linn Benton Oregon 5th-6th
5/18 Chinook 27-19 Bend Blues Oregon 3rd-4th
5/18 Eastside Tsunami 54-19 Summit Oregon Final
5/18 St. Augustine 35-18 Christian Brothers New Jersey Final
5/19 Withrow 32-27 Shaker Ohio Sch. QF
5/19 Toledo 14-39 Warrior Ohio Sch. QF
5/19 Dublin 37-10 Highland Ohio Sch. QF
5/19 Perry 17-47 Hudson Ohio Sch. QF
5/19 St. Joseph's 28-30 Gregory the Great Rugby PA D1 Final
5/19 Knightmare W-L Blackthorn Rugby PA D2 Final
5/19 Kenmore 7-53 Orchard Park Upst. NY
5/19 Canisius at Grand Island Upst. NY
5/21 Ridgefield at Staples D2 Connecticut
5/21 Staples at Simsbury Connecticut
5/21 Fairfield Prep at Fairfield Pegasi Connecticut
5/22 Belmont HS at BC High Mass. IAA