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.
Last year, Lamorinda took a tour to Ireland, played some rugby and saw some sights; in and of itself it was a fun and exciting time, but the benefits have been far-reaching, culminating last week in being ranked #1 among HS Clubs by FloRugby (in partnership with Goff Rugby Report).
Lamorinda shook up the Northern California, and indeed the national, high school scene with a 36-29 defeat of defending national HS Club champion Danville Oaks over the weekend.
For Lamorinda, this was a huge accomplishment and it’s not a coincidence that a couple of days later Lamorinda was invited to the 2019 HS National Championships.
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.
The Storer Classic college tournament is a January fixture on the UCLA campus, but the associated high school tournament is becoming the bigger event these days.
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.
Jesuit, Danville, and Granite Bay won in the Northern California Premier league, and two had kind of a rough time of it.
Granite Bay moved to 3-0 in the Premier League with a tough 26-19 victory over Mother Lode.
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.