GRR: Budd Bay
Things are a little clearer in the Rugby Washington boys league after it's becoming clear two teams are struggling with numbers.
Week two in Rugby Washington and Budd Bay hosts Eastside while Chuckanut and Liberty are on the road.
In a wild, end-to-end game, the Rainier Highlanders defeated the Budd Bay Barbarians 32-27 to improve to 4-0 in the Rugby Washington Boys DI.
The Highlanders were in DII last year, and won that division. Their special style of quick-hands rugby has stood them in good stead in DI this season.
We're just two weeks into the Rugby Washington Boys DI league, and already we've got some interesting developments.
The first development is that recently-promoted Rainier Highlanders, who won the D2 competition last year, now sit 2-0 after beating Kent 40-19.
Liberty opened the Rugby Washington HS season with a 15-10 defeat of Budd Bay at Budd Bay.
For Liberty, it was a gratifying win, albeit one that came about eight months too late.
Liberty was 10-2 in Rugby Washington league and playoff competition, but those two losses - one in the regular season and one in the state final - came against Budd Bay.