The Northern California girls all-star team laid down a market in winning the Rocky Mountain Challenge, beating a tough Utah team 24-12 in the final.
In a tournament disrupted somewhat by lightning, Northern California brought the thunder, with a powerful forward performance that helped to unleash a potent back line.
Sunday was a busy day for the Rocky Mountain Challenge Regional All-Star tournament as the teams had to make up games halted by lightning on Saturday.
As a result, action began at 8am, and moved on through the weekend. The Utah Lions won the tournament, beating Heart of America 17-8 in the final. Utah also won the Boys JV tournament, beating Colorado 33-10 in the final.
Indiana North defeated Indiana South to win the Midwest Rugby Challenge Boys Varsity All-Star bracket Sunday at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind.
The Minnesota girsl team is 2-0 at the Midwest Rugby Challenge, and in getting there, upended longtime nemesis Ohio 19-17.
That means that the Tundra will take on Wisconsin, also 2-0, in the championship game Sunday in Elkhart, Ind.