Gonzaga HS hosts the annual Gonzaga Classic this weekend and once again the event has a long list of ranked teams involved.
In a battle of the #1 single-school team versus the #3 team, Gonzaga, recently ousted from #1 status, defeated Xavier 21-20 over the weekend.
It was, as usual, a tight and contentious clash between the two squads and it went down to the final whistle.
Both coaching staffs left the game a little frustrated.
Gonzaga HS defeated Fort Hunt 33-12 Saturday in an early-season high-ranking clash.
Gonzaga, ranked #1 among single-school teams, had to deal with a couple of injuries, but bested an improving Fort Hunt squad.
"The forwards did an excellent job," enthused Gonzaga Head Coach Peter Baggetta. "They took over the game."
Gonzaga HS is thinking national championship again and took an impressive step toward that end with a 34-12 defeat of St. Ignatius out of Cleveland.
This is a regular meeting between these two teams, and it's often very close. While still a competitive game, it was a little more on Gonzaga's side, and there's a reason for that.
The Gonzaga Rugby Classic celebrates its’ 10th Anniversary on April 13-14, 2019 at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.
Good Counsel gave Gonzaga a push in the Mid-Atlantic Varsity Rugby final, ultimately going down 26-19 on Saturday.
Gonzaga won the Gonzaga Rugby Classic (a tournament Gonzaga hosts) for the 9th straight time this weekend, finishing off the two-day tournament with a 21-3 defeat of Fort Hunt.
Twelve Boys HS teams (as well as JV and freshman teams) from all over the East converged on Virginia for the tournament, which featured two shortened games per day for each team.
Ohio’s Saint Ignatius school shook up the single-school rankings with a two-game sweep of teams in the DC area, including a defeat of GRR/FloRugby #2 Gonzaga.
Some of the top rugby talent in the Mid-Atlantic will be converging on Rockville, Md. October 28 for the Halloween Sevens.
Teams such as DeMatha, Saint Johns, Calvert Hall, DC Elite, Legion, Frederick, West Carroll, and the Maryland Exiles will be there. The Exiles have a long tradition of 7s success, and DC Elite will be heavy with Gonzaga players.
The final day of action is done at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
Here's a rundown with links for more:
Gonzaga HS defeated Fort Hunt 10-3 to win a somewhat rain-soaked Jesuit Classic Sunday.
With rain limiting some of the games, not all of the brackets were played to a conclusion, however the cup bracket was.
The Jesuit Classic kicks off this weekend at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. with some of the top-ranked HS teams in the country participating.