Rebels Top of Tropical 7s Boys U18 Heap
Rebels Top of Tropical 7s Boys U18 Heap
Rebel Rugby Academy went 6-0 at the Tropical 7s to take the Boys U18 bracket.
Made up of players from the Colorado and Texas area, for the most part, Rebel beat Panther 7s Gold, Gorilla Rugby Academy Black, and Panther White to win their pool.
They then took carte of Panther 7s Blue 24-10 in the quarterfinals, Gorilla Gray 34-5 in the semis, and Panther 7s Gold 19-7 in the final.
"We were a late addition to the tournament and we lucked out with a great group of guys who meshed well over the last few days," said Coach Ethan Pougnet. "Kudos to Tournament Director John [Siner], the staff, and the other teams.They put together a great competition and we were happy to be a part of it."
With superb work from Kealan O'Connell (SFGG), whose game management and understanding of space and attacking options were critical, Rebel scored less than four tries in a game only once, and that was the final.
"He helped move the ball around the pitch to get everyone involved," said Pougnet.
Caden Syddall (Herriman) and Eddie Van Heerden (Charlotte Tigers) were powerful in tight and Rebels veterans Abe Kamara (Palmer HS) and James Thomas (Brighton HS), Dallas Jesuit power-runner Sy Mendenhall were outstanding attacking assets.
Gorilla Grey took 3rd over Panther7s Red 21-20, while Alaska won the Cup, the playoff for teams 9th through 16th.
|Tropical 7s U18 Boys Scores|
|Pool Play||Alaska Youth Rugby U18B||14||22||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'GREY'|
|Pool Play||Rebel Rugby Academy||27||5||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'BLACK'|
|Pool Play||Allen Eagle Rugby Club||36||5||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - RED|
|Pool Play||Panther7s U18B - RED||34||0||Celtic Barbarians RFC U18B|
|Pool Play||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GOLD||0||27||Panther7s U18B - WHITE|
|Pool Play||Panther7s U18B - GOLD||26||5||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - WHITE|
|Pool Play||Kahuku Boys Rugby||5||19||Panther7s U18B - BLUE|
|Pool Play||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GREEN||19||5||Maui Warriors|
|Pool Play||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GREEN||0||10||Panther7s U18B - RED|
|Pool Play||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GOLD||10||19||Alaska Youth Rugby U18B|
|Pool Play||Panther7s U18B - GOLD||17||22||Rebel Rugby Academy|
|Pool Play||Kahuku Boys Rugby||10||10||Allen Eagle Rugby Club|
|Pool Play||Panther7s U18B - WHITE||7||22||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'GREY'|
|Pool Play||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - WHITE||15||24||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'BLACK'|
|Pool Play||Panther7s U18B - BLUE||36||0||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - RED|
|Pool Play||Maui Warriors||26||7||Celtic Barbarians RFC U18B|
|Pool Play||Alaska Youth Rugby U18B||5||5||Panther7s U18B - WHITE|
|Pool Play||Rebel Rugby Academy||36||7||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - WHITE|
|Pool Play||Allen Eagle Rugby Club||22||14||Panther7s U18B - BLUE|
|Pool Play||Panther7s U18B - RED||17||10||Maui Warriors|
|Pool Play||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'GREY'||27||5||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GOLD|
|Pool Play||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'BLACK'||7||35||Panther7s U18B - GOLD|
|Pool Play||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - RED||5||24||Kahuku Boys Rugby|
|Pool Play||Celtic Barbarians RFC U18B||12||14||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GREEN|
|Cup QF1 - U18 Boys Cup||Celtic Barbarians RFC U18B||10||35||Alaska Youth Rugby U18B|
|Cup QF3 - U18 Boys Cup||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - RED||5||29||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'BLACK'|
|Cup QF2 - U18 Boys Cup||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - WHITE||0||29||Kahuku Boys Rugby|
|Cup QF4 - U18 Boys Cup||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GOLD||0||39||Maui Warriors|
|QF1 - U18 Boys Championship||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GREEN||12||31||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'GREY'|
|QF4 - U18 Boys Championship||Panther7s U18B - WHITE||7||33||Panther7s U18B - RED|
|QF2 - U18 Boys Championship||Panther7s U18B - BLUE||10||24||Rebel Rugby Academy|
|QF3 - U18 Boys Championship||Panther7s U18B - GOLD||17||5||Allen Eagle Rugby Club|
|SF1 - U18B 13th/14th Playoff||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - RED||12||24||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GOLD|
|SF2 - U18B 13th/14th Playoff||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - WHITE||5||15||Celtic Barbarians RFC U18B|
|U18B Cup SF1 - U18 Boys Cup||Kahuku Boys Rugby||17||19||Alaska Youth Rugby U18B|
|U18B Cup SF2 - U18 Boys Cup||Maui Warriors||10||7||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'BLACK'|
|SF2 - U18B 5th/6th Playoff||Allen Eagle Rugby Club||0||17||Panther7s U18B - WHITE|
|SF1 - U18B 5th/6th Playoff||Panther7s U18B - BLUE||19||14||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GREEN|
|SF1 - U18 Boys Championship||Rebel Rugby Academy||34||5||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'GREY'|
|SF2 - U18 Boys Championship||Panther7s U18B - RED||5||22||Panther7s U18B - GOLD|
|U18B 11/12 Playoff||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'BLACK'||10||19||Kahuku Boys Rugby|
|U18B 13th/14th Playoff||Celtic Barbarians RFC U18B||22||7||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GOLD|
|U18B 15th/16th Playoff||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - WHITE||15||5||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - RED|
|U18 Boys Championship Final||Panther7s U18B - GOLD||7||19||Rebel Rugby Academy|
|U18 Boys Cup Final||Maui Warriors||24||26||Alaska Youth Rugby U18B|
|U18B 3rd/4th Playoff||Panther7s U18B - RED||20||21||Gorilla Rugby Academy U18B 'GREY'|
|U18B 5th/6th Playoff||Panther7s U18B - WHITE||43||12||Panther7s U18B - BLUE|
|U18B 7th/8th Playoff||Allen Eagle Rugby Club||10||0||Panther Rugby Academy U18B - GREEN|