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States Crowning HS Champs Around the Country

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States Crowning HS Champs Around the Country

St. Thomas Aquinas had a lot to handle with St. James. Mark Jurczak photo.

States are starting to crown their high school champions.

Kansas

St. Thomas Aquinas beat St. James 48-20 to become Kansas state champions. It was a tough game for Aquinas, with St. James leading 15-14 at halftime. Aquinas Head Coach Tim Kluempers said his team "was trying to do too much" in the first half, and he simply asked them to relax a little and play more simple rugby, but play it well. That worked.

Openside flanker Jonathan Quintana was a player of the game as a constant presence around the field especially poaching ball. 

Pennsylvania

We've detailed this because GRR was on-site. Gregory the Great took the Boys D1 title, and Media took the D2 title.

Texas

Woodlands shut out West Houston 57-0 to win the Rugby Texas final tournament. Strake Jesuit edged Westlake 31-29 to take the Plate.

Idaho

Rocky Mountain and Capital HS battled in a tight, back-and-forth game. In the end Rocky Mountain came out on top 27-20.

Arizona

Tempe rode a torrid final 15 minutes to pull away from Red Mountain. Details here>>

Tempe also are U16 state champs.