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State Winner List: Royal Irish Claims Indiana

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State Winner List: Royal Irish Claims Indiana

Ryan Kotajarvi photo.

In a game where both teams had scoring opportunities only to see them go begging, Royal Irish garnered some measure of revenge in beating Penn HS for the Indiana state title over the weekend.

Penn had beaten Royal Irish in league play and in the Midwest final, while both teams had left the Boys HS Rugby National Championships feeling like they hadn't acheived all of their goals—Royal irish made the HS Club final only to be beaten fairly handily by Back Bay; Penn lost its opener to East HS of Utah on the final play, and ended up 6th.

It was a dramatic game, and Penn clawed back to within three late at 15-12. But Royal Irish won the restart and scored to finish off the win 20-12. Both teams played very tough defense.

So that helps fill out most of our state champions.

Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York all decide their winners this coming weekend.

(Quick note on Washington. Eastside won the league but skipped the playoffs to play at the HS National Championships. Tacoma won the playoffs and is listed below.)

2018-19 State And Major HS Champions
All-California SS Jesuit
Colorado Regis Jesuit
Connecticut Aspetuck
Florida Jacksonville
Georgia Phoenix Alpharetta
Hawaii Kahuku
Idaho Rocky Mountain
Indiana Royal Irish
Iowa Waterloo 1A, SE Polk 2A
Kansas St. Thomas Aquinas
Louisiana NOLA Jesuit
Maryland Maryland Exiles
Massachusetts  
MAVRC Gonzaga
Michigan Howell
Midwest Penn HS
Minnesota  
Missouri St. Louis U HS
MSIRL Charlotte Tigers
Nebraska Millard
New Jersey Club Union Co
New Jersey SS St. Augustine
New York  
North Carolina Club Charlotte Tigers
North Carolina SS Not Broughton
Northern California Varsity A Jesuit
Ohio  
Oklahoma Bixby
Oregon Club Eastside Pink
Oregon SS Prairie
Pennsylvania Club Gregory The Great
Pennsylvania SS West Shore
South Carolina Wando
Southern California CIF St. John Bosco
Southern California Club Back Bay
Southern California SS La Jolla
Tennessee Germantown
Texas Woodlands
Utah Blue/White West Valley
Utah Red Herriman
Virginia Fort Hunt
Washington Tacoma
Wisconsin