Belmont HS swept the Massachusetts state championships in D1 with wins for both the boys and girls teams this past weekend.
Belmont HS leads the MIAA table as the league moves into June after beating defending D2 state champion, Hanover HS, 46-12.
The Massachusetts Boys HS varsity league is in ful swing, and one of the favorites, BC High, opened up with a 20-12 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury.
Both teams showed signs of rust in their first match, as there were a few handling errors, which were exacerbated by blustery conditions and cold temperatures.
Boston College High capped off a perfect season with a 60-19 win over St. John’s Prep in a repeat of the previous year’s championship game.
It's championship tournament time in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, with this the first year of an officially-sanctioned varsity rugby league in the Bay Stat.
In a repeat of last year’s semi-finals, BC High (5-0) takes on Xaverian (3-3). These two haven't met since Week 2. St. John’s Prep (5-1) hosts Belmont HS (4-2), who met in Week 4.
The inaugural MIAA season is entering the back half of the schedule in Massachusetts.
Now recognized by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association as a varsity sport, a new tournament setup will also go into effect for teams in the league.
Rather than points and a league table, any team that makes .500 will automatically qualify for the post-season.
In a rematch from last year's Massachusetts state final, BC High used smothering defense and a few quick strikes to beat St. John’s Prep 18-5 Wednesday night.
Here is the latest list of Boys all-star teams slated to play in the Northeast Regional Cup.
The tournament will be June 18-19 at the Lincoln Park Bowl in Albany, NY.
The National Championships may be done, but there are still plenty of playoffs to pay attention to this weekend.
In Connecticut, Fairfield Prep defeated Simsbury 36-33 in the single-school semis. Simsbury led 26-12 at halftime, but Prep stormed back to win it in the final minutes.
Who has won the major state, regional, or national championships in Boys HS Rugby?
Here's the list. Check back on this list for updates. The links on each state or regional group gives you news on that competition.
BC High wrapped up their regular season Wednesday with 62-15 defeat of Needham HS.