Granite Bay knocked off #1-ranked Lamorinda 22-5 Saturday in Rugby NorCal action.
Ranked #3 among HS Clubs by FloRugby, Granite Bay won a hard-hitting battle thanks to a solid defensive effort.
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.
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.
Jesuit HS of Sacramento moved to 2-0 in the Rugby NorCal Premier league after a 41-10 defeat of Granite Bay.
Meanwhile, Lamorinda put in an impressive performance to beat SFGG 30-24.
Lamo led 22-0 led by some excellent work from Oteti Vehikite and Daniel Vete. Three sophomores started for Lamorinda in flanker Liam Varela, lock Zane Saldivar, and scrumhalf Nick Pierson.
Granite Bay logged an emphatic victory over the weekend in Northern California's Boys HS Premier league, defeating the Solo Falcons 61-5.
Solo had the size advantage and were physical in contact, but struggled to maintain possession, and that's where the Grizzlies hurt them. Granite Bay had a good attack out wide and a shutout defense in the second half.
Granite Bay secured a nifty victory in Northern California HS action, beating a very tough CK McClatchy team 38-26.
Granite Bay Head Coach Jason Divine said the game "looked more like a state championship than a season opener."
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.
The Jesuit HS and Granite Bay HS rugby teams practiced together over the weekend in order to prepare for the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
Jesuit will be in the single-school bracket, and Granite Bay will be defending their HS Club title. The two teams, who are both based in the Sacramento area, trained together to get ready.
Jesuit HS of Sacramento closed out the regular league season with a road victory over Granite Bay.
It was a tight, contentious, and ultimately intriguing day in Northern California HS rugby Saturday.