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.
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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.
Three of the highest-ranked high school teams converged on Xavier University in Ohio over the weekend to play a three-game series.
Gonzaga HS, the #2-ranked single-school team, Kansas City Junior Blues, the #7-ranked HS club team, and St. Ignatius, the #4-ranked single-school team, met up.
In a clash of two of the top single-school teams in the country, #3 Gonzaga defeated #1 Xavier on dramatic fashion.
Fort Hunt can clinch the new Mid-Atlantic Premier League with a victory this weekend over West End.
Jesuit of New Orleans traveled to Washington D.C. this past weekend to take on national powerhouse Gonzaga High School’s Varsity Black squad in a first ever matchup between the programs.
This was not Gonzaga's top squad, but a 2nd-level varsity team, and still a tough competitor for any team.
Fort Hunt, the #1-ranked HS club, defeated the #3 single-school team Gonzaga Saturday in a tense, physical game.
The run of play mostly favored Gonzaga, but Fort Hunt got two crucial early tries, held on desperately in defense despite two yellow cards, and won 19-12.
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.