The Charlotte Tigers defeated the Raleigh Redhawks 41-35 Saturday to secure the top seed in the North Carolina Youth Rugby Boys HS Club playoffs.
The Tigers benefited from some solid work from twins Drius and Donovan Law, who had just been off with the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy team in the Tropical 7s.
Charlotte Tigers made a bit of a statement in MSIRL and North Carolina HS Club action, with a 47-0 defeat of Charlotte Catholic.
Virginia HS club Fort Hunt took a trip to North Carolina over the weekend and returned with plenty of things to work on, as the #3-ranked Warriors lost to the Raleigh Redhawks and Charlotte Tigers.
The 2018 Mid-South Independent Rugby League season ended with an epic cup final between South Greenville and the Charlotte Tigers, a game South Greenville won in double overtime, so it seemed appropriate to open the season with these two teams going at it.
A breakaway run from fullback Chris Aurich in overtime put South Greenville through to the Mid-South Independent Rugby League championship 21-14 over the Charlotte Tigers.
South Greenville and the Charlotte Tigers will face off next week in the final of the Mid-South Independent Rugby League after both won tight, dramatic semifinals Saturday.
South Greenville defeated Wando 20-15 in sudden-death overtime.
The Charlotte Tigers won Friday night's North Carolina HS club semifinal with a 26-12 defeat of Charlotte Catholic.
The Mid-South Indepdendent Rugby League is set for its playoffs with the top two from each fonerence facing off.
South Carolina state champs Wando won the Mid-South Independent Rugby League playoffs this weekend, defeating the Charlotte Tigers and Union County Lions on two shortened games.
In North Carolina, the single-school teams now know who is in the final, and the open club teams know who is in the semis.
Among the single-school teams, Fort Myers defeated South Meck 43-19 Friday night for the right to play in the North Carolina state championship.
The Fort Myers Mustangs went into the semifinal 6-2 in the regular season, while the Sabres were also 6-2.
The playoffs loom in the North Carolina Open League, with teams still vying for the top four spots.
Charlotte Catholic squared off against the Charlotte Tigers in a Friday night match this past weekend, securing and important win for the NC Open and MSIRL leagues.
The two teams are participants in both leagues and the matches are being counted in both leagues.