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.
Charlotte Catholic squared off against the Charlotte Tigers in a Friday night match this past weekend, securing and important win for the NC Open and MSIRL leagues.
The two teams are participants in both leagues and the matches are being counted in both leagues.
The Union County Lions defeated the Charlotte Tigers 32-15 in a huge North Carolina and MSIRL clash.
Both teams went into the game unbeaten, and both teams were missing players due to this being an SAT exam weekend. While this was a North Carolina Youth Rugby league game, it was also part of the new Mid-South Independent Rugby League (MSIRL).
Charlotte Catholic finally got started in th Mid-South Independent Rugby League with four games in the Carolina Ruggerfest, and cam away with four victories.
The Cougars scored 140 points versus 25 in the four shortened games.