HS Nationals News
Well the Boys HS National Championships are over but there;s more to give from GRR.
The San Diego Mustangs weren’t exactly miffed that they were in Tier 2 of the Boys HS National Championships, but they still had something to prove.
“Southern California is the best rugby in the United States,” said the Mustangs’ Judd Berman. And San Diego wanted to show where they stacked up.
Here are all of the scores from all of the brackets from the 2021 Boys HS Rugby National Championiships.
This tournament was brilliantly run by Bart Bottorff, Joe Sweeney, Joe Fridkin, and the volunteers from the Kansas City Blues. The referees, most from the Midwest and Kansas City area did a brilliant job in very difficult conditions.
Just a few interesting stats:
The Boys HS National Championships sparkled at the end, especially with the Herriman vs St. Ignatius single-school final.
Herriman lost a lead and gained it back to win in dramatic fashion 22-17 after losing the last two finals on the final play. In doing so, Herriman overcame a skilled, smart, and enormously brave St. Ignatius team in the program’s first National Championship.
Thunder Rugby defeated the favored Charlotte Tigers 13-8 in a tense, defensive battle that owed much of its appeal to the drama of the moment.
Thunder’s defense was once again massive. Through the three games of the Boys HS National Championships, Thunder gave up only three tries.