GRR: HS All-Stars
With the high school select-side landscape somewhat fractured, the Midwest Thunderbirds girls team turned to an international tour to find the right competition, and it paid off in a big way.
The first leg of Fall HS Sevens in the Mid-Atlantic Region was completed this past weekend at Gosling Park in Glenn Dale, Md., home of Wild Geese Old Boys Rugby club.
The event was hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Foundation and Hope for South Africa, a charity that works to prevent the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in that country.
Well it's time to rank the 15-a-side Boys HS all-star teams.
As usual, this is difficult to do because it means judging the relative strength of only a few tournaments.
We look at margin of victory, and consistency. Teams tha compete in more than one all-star event and do well get a little extra.
This is wha we came up with:
So here's a relatively unscientific analysis of Regional Cup Tournament popularity.
In 2016, as in 2019, there were five official Regional Cup Tournaments—aka High School Select Side tournaments.
TOA took the. Boys Varsity (Tier1) title at the Great Northwest Challenge, defeating Nike Legion 38-19 in the final.
NC Sharks Academy and Mustangs were tje next two strongest teams.
In the Girls Varsity (Tier 1), the Utah Cannibals shut out a strong Oregon Redhawks team 17-0. TOA beat the Redhawks 24-12 to win the Girls Tier 2 (JV).