GRR: Jon Rogers
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.
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.
Granite Bay exacted some measure of revenge and defeated Royal Irish to win the 2016 Boys HS Club national championship Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC.
The Grizzlies enjoyed a brilliant performance from their deep three of Anthony Wiley, Jon Rogers, and Sam Cusano, and an aggressive defensive performance from everyone.