Charlotte Tigers made a bit of a statement in MSIRL and North Carolina HS Club action, with a 47-0 defeat of Charlotte Catholic.
Wando defeated Phoenix Alpharetta 39-12 this past weekend in Mid-South Independent Rugby League action.
Wando set the tone early with tries tfromo Caleb Calandra, Ben Wakser, and Cole Frank in a high-tempo match. Powerful No.8 Ahmad Alquza closed out the first half with a surging run that put him over the line.
The 2018 Mid-South Independent Rugby League season ended with an epic cup final between South Greenville and the Charlotte Tigers, a game South Greenville won in double overtime, so it seemed appropriate to open the season with these two teams going at it.
The Phoenix Varsity squad followed up on their impressive December win against Jacksonville Wolverines with a solid 36-0 win over MSIRL champions South Greenville at North Park on Saturday to remain unbeaten.
The Mid-South Independent Rugby League is back for another go, as seven boys HS teams from several states look to face off in order to get more consistent tough games.
Chapel Hill, Phoenix Alpharetta, Wando, Charlotte Tigers, Union County Lions, South Greenville, and Charlotte Catholic will all compete in the league.
A breakaway run from fullback Chris Aurich in overtime put South Greenville through to the Mid-South Independent Rugby League championship 21-14 over the Charlotte Tigers.
South Greenville and the Charlotte Tigers will face off next week in the final of the Mid-South Independent Rugby League after both won tight, dramatic semifinals Saturday.
South Greenville defeated Wando 20-15 in sudden-death overtime.
The Mid-South Indepdendent Rugby League is set for its playoffs with the top two from each fonerence facing off.
The MSIRL is a regional league that completed its inaugural season in 2017 featuring nine of the best high school boys teams Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina had to offer. This added regional level of matrix play was a huge success by all accounts – It’s no wonder then that the league has grown in 2018.
South Carolina state champs Wando won the Mid-South Independent Rugby League playoffs this weekend, defeating the Charlotte Tigers and Union County Lions on two shortened games.
Last weekend South Greenville capped off their MSIRL season with two games in Georgia.
With time limits for age-grade players in place, South Greenville played two 45-minute games on Saturday, one against Phoenix of Alpharetta, and one against the East Cobb Trojans.
Charlotte Catholic defeated rivals Union County 28-10 Friday night to move to 6-0 i the Mid-South Independent Rugby League, and and 8-0 in North Carolina's Open league.
Catholic is in excellent shape now to win the MSIRL, and after dropping Union County to 7-1 in North Carolina (as well as 7-1 in the MSIRL), they are in good shape to be 1st in the regular season, too.