GRR: Granite Bay
Granite Bay logged an important victory in Rugby NoCal's Premier League this past weekend, defeating the Solo Falcons in a curtain-raiser for the Cal v UBC game.
Playing at Witter Rugby Field was an experience for all of the players, but this was also an important league game for both.
SFGG and Granite Bay battled to a 25-25 tie on Saturday in a game that served a couple of purposes.
For SFGG, the result spelled out some reason for confidence as the league season progresses. Head Coach Tony Wells said he’s getting the culture right and the players are starting to see how much hard work goes into succeeding in Northern California.
It’s not every day that a rugby player scored 35 points in a rugby game, and it was certainly of note that Jon Rogers did so last weekend.
Rogers, who is a smart, savvy back for Granite Bay and also a strong goalkicker, is now one of the leading players on a team hoping to repeat the form that saw the Grizzlies win the Boys HS Club National Championships last year.
Granite Bay opened the team's NorCal Premier account with an impressive 50-8 defeat of Lamorinda Saturday.
The Grizzlies started quickly, with fullback Jon Rogers scoring three tries in the first half.