GRR: Bayou Hurricanes
Jesuit New Orleans is into the Rugby Louisiana final after beating St. Paul Saturday, while Brother Martin defeated Bayou Hurricanes to set up a semifinal between Brother Martin and St. Paul.
Jesuit has been in good form all season and defeated St. Paul 34-21 even as they rested some regular starters.
Brother Martin and St. Paul's will meet for the Louisiana State High School title next week after they won semifinals Saturday.
In a very exciting game under the lights at New Orleans City Park, Brother Martin defeated the Bayou Hurricanes 29-24.
It's a tight race in the Louisiana HS league as both games this weekend were decided by a try or less, and in fact three of the four league games this year have been that close.
This week, St. Paul's opened their season with a nicely-taken 33-26 defeat of the Bayou Hurricanes. That put Bayou at 0-2-1 although the Hurricanes have certainly played some good rugby.
This past weekend, the Jesuit of New Orleans Blue Jay rugby team faced their longtime nemesis, the Bayou Hurricanes, in the Louisiana rugby state championship.
The match was played at the NOLA Gold stadium, immediately after the professional match between the NOLA Gold and the Utah Warriors. The Jays won the match, 19-7, and with it, their third-consecutive state championship.