The Marin Highlanders looked very good in an opening non-conference game this past weekend in Northern California, shutting out Lamorinda.
The teams played a very tight first half. It's early in the season so all the links weren't quite there offensively, while both teams were happy to ramp up the physicality. Marin ented the break up only 5-0.
Jesuit defeated Lamorinda 59-29 Saturday to clinch 1st in Rugby NorCal's Premier 1 conference.
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).