GRR: Missouri Youth Rugby
A quick look at the HS action around the country.
In Idaho, Rocky Mountain and Eagle will play for the Idaho state championship after both won semifinals this weekend.
Behind an MVP performance from flanker Mason Tasset, the Kansas City Jr. Blues won the team’s 4th-straight Missouri State Championship this weekend in Jefferson City, Mo.
The weekend was a tough one for all concerned as eight teams assembled in the state capital to play quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday, and final placements games on Sunday.
St. Thomas Aquinas is hosting the 2016 Heart of America Classic this weekend, with 12 well-regarded HS teams from around the country.
Aquinas is on a role, having shown well at tournaments in Oklahoma and Lindenwood University, and having beaten their arch rivals, KC Jr. Blues, in a recent game.
Aquinas, along with the Blues, will field two teams in the HOA.
The St. Louis Ruggerfest is the home tournament for St. Louis University High, but they have never won it - until now.
SLUH was in top form as they beat Germantown 26-0, the Chiefs out of Illinois 15-7, and, in the final, the Little Rock Jr. Stormers 26-19.
It was a pretty good weekend for Little Rock, too, as the Stormers beat Bixby 26-12 in the semis.
St. Thomas Aquinas of Kansas defeated their longtime cross-border rivals Kansas City Junior Blues 15-0 Saturday in wet, unpleasant conditions.
Aquinas struggled to get out of their own way a little bit in the first half, and entered the break up 3-0 thanks to a penalty goal from Sam Gasparovich. But, said Head Coach Tim Kluempers, it could have been more.