The Dragon's Breath 7s tournament was held this past weekend in Doylestown, PA, welcoming 40 teams from six states in six HS and youth brack
In 1974, a small group of men playing rugby for the Blackthorn Rugby Football Club made a decision to break away and start a rugby club in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In the beginning, it was a team of men playing rugby and forming friendships.
Xavier HS laid down a bit of a marker over the weekend with a very comfortable win over Doylestown.
Xavier HS followed up on a decent showing against Fort Hunt (a 5-5 tie) with a 55-19 defeat of Doylestown Sunday evening.
In their opening match of the 15s season, the Union County (NJ) Mudturtles defeated Doylestown 38-22 in a hard hitting non-conference contest.
Doylestown got off to an early lead with strong forward play going up 10-0. The Mudturtles answered with two tries by winger Ryan Dones to tie the game 10-10 at halftime.
Fort Hunt did what was expected this past weekend in Mid-Atlantic Premier League action, but Doylestown was a bit of a surprise.
West End beat Doylestown 28-26 on Saturday, while Fort Hunt beat West Shore United 35-7. On Sunday, Fort Hunt hammered Doylestown 88-7, while West End beat West Shore United 28-16.
Fort Hunt can clinch the new Mid-Atlantic Premier League with a victory this weekend over West End.
New York's Xavier HS halted, or at least slowed, the Doylestown momentum train Saturday, defeating the strong Pennsylvania squad 29-19.
It’s #1 v #3 but not the way you might think.
Right now Goff Rugby Report has Fort Hunt as the #1 HS Club team, and Gonzaga as the #3 single-school team, but really if you look at the history of things, Gonzaga would still have to be favored. Gonzaga has won three straight national championships, while Fort Hunt is still shooting for those lofty heights.
The second weekend of the Mid-Atlantic Premier League is set with all six teams in action.
On Saturday, Gonzaga hosts Downingtown in what will be Downingtown’s first MAPL game and Gonzaga’s third. Gonzaga will be looking to rebound from an update loss to Doylestown, while Downingtown has high hopes for this season in the MAPL and in Pennsylvania.
The first weekend of the Mid-Atlantic Premier League is in the books and already the competition for top high schools out of Virginia, DC, and Pennsylvania is bearing fruit.