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Jesuit defeated Lamorinda 59-29 Saturday to clinch 1st in Rugby NorCal's Premier 1 conference.
It's all heating up in the Northern California Boys HS Premier leagues.
While Jesuit was off winning the All-California single-school title over St. John Bosco, the rest of the top teams were in action. Lamorinda built on their wins over Danville and SFGG with a 74-29 defeat of CK McClatchy.
The Danville Oaks won the Boys HS Rugby National Championships HS club championship, and it might just be that a trip to England and Wales helped make it happen.
The Oaks toured Ireland with Irish Rugby Tours during the spring, and the trip sowed the seeds for a national title, and possible more in the future.
Danville scored right at the end of the game to win the Northern California Boys HS Premier league final 25-24 over Jesuit in a classic on Saturday.
This season has been a very competitive one throughout Northern California, with no team leaving unscathed. But Danville finished strong, and eked out a victory to win the region.
It's been a wild Northern California Boys HS Premier season, and it's now down to two teams, as Danville and Jesuit won semifinals over the weekend.
Jesuit of Sacramento ran out winners in an intriguing Northern California matchup, taking CK McClatchy 35-19 Saturday.
The rain in California left the fields muddy but it was a sunny day, making for a day where players were covered in mud that then dried on them. That slowed down both teams at times.
Northern California's Boys Premier division is all over the place as no one has been able to break away and stay unbeaten.
This week, Danville beat Jesuit in a mud-spattered rivalry matchup.
The Storer Classic college tournament is a January fixture on the UCLA campus, but the associated high school tournament is becoming the bigger event these days.
The Dixon HS 7s were held last week, with Danville taking the Boys Varsity DI bracket, and the Land Park Harlequins taking the Girls Varsity bracket.
Land Park went on to show well at the NAI 7s in Salt Lake City.
Boys Varsity D1: Danville
The Rugby NorCal Boys HS Premier League has named its all-league team.
Fifteen players were selected for the 1st team, with 15 more in a 2nd team and 36 players listed as honorable mentions.