BC High defeated St. John's Prep this week in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association league, winning a rematch of the last teo state championships games.
The Massachusetts Boys HS varsity league is in ful swing, and one of the favorites, BC High, opened up with a 20-12 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury.
Both teams showed signs of rust in their first match, as there were a few handling errors, which were exacerbated by blustery conditions and cold temperatures.
Boston College High capped off a perfect season with a 60-19 win over St. John’s Prep in a repeat of the previous year’s championship game.
It's championship tournament time in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, with this the first year of an officially-sanctioned varsity rugby league in the Bay Stat.
In a repeat of last year’s semi-finals, BC High (5-0) takes on Xaverian (3-3). These two haven't met since Week 2. St. John’s Prep (5-1) hosts Belmont HS (4-2), who met in Week 4.
The inaugural MIAA season is entering the back half of the schedule in Massachusetts.
Now recognized by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association as a varsity sport, a new tournament setup will also go into effect for teams in the league.
Rather than points and a league table, any team that makes .500 will automatically qualify for the post-season.
In a rematch from last year's Massachusetts state final, BC High used smothering defense and a few quick strikes to beat St. John’s Prep 18-5 Wednesday night.
BC High wrapped up their regular season Wednesday with 62-15 defeat of Needham HS.
The first annual North-East Jesuit Rugby Tournament was played over the weekend of April 16 - 17. Six teams: Boston College HS, Canisius High (Buffalo, NY), Fairfield Prep, Fordham Prep and St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, NJ) met in pool play. The tournament, hosted by Fairfield Prep, was played on the campus of Fairfield University.
It’s early days in the Massachusetts Boys HS rugby competition, but Friday brings one of the bigger games, as Boston College High School takes on Belmont High.
Both of these teams are regular contenders for the stare title.