St. Edward HS of Ohio pulled off a major upset in beating #2-ranked single-school Jesuit of Sacramento.
Jesuit went into the game ranked behind Ohio team St. Ignatius in the FloRugby Top 50. St. Edward came in ranked #7. But most would have expected this to be a straightforward Jesuit victory.
Northern California's Premier HS division reaches a crucial period in the coming weekends.
The playoff seedings are all at stake as teams face off. While we've seen a number of interesting results - not least of which last week's Danville win over Jesuit - many of those games were between the Sacramento and Bay Area divisions, and not counting in league play.
Northern California's Boys Premier division is all over the place as no one has been able to break away and stay unbeaten.
This week, Danville beat Jesuit in a mud-spattered rivalry matchup.
Watch out for De La Salle in Northern California.
The Concord, CA team is now 6-0 in NorCal's DI, and with 75 players in Varsity and JV, should have success for some time.
Jesuit HS of Sacramento moved to 2-0 in the Rugby NorCal Premier league after a 41-10 defeat of Granite Bay.
Meanwhile, Lamorinda put in an impressive performance to beat SFGG 30-24.
Lamo led 22-0 led by some excellent work from Oteti Vehikite and Daniel Vete. Three sophomores started for Lamorinda in flanker Liam Varela, lock Zane Saldivar, and scrumhalf Nick Pierson.
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated Mother Lode Saturday as the NorCal HS Premier League 37-10.
The Marauders started brightly with backs and forwards mixing up the attack and making a series of line breaks.
Granite Bay logged an emphatic victory over the weekend in Northern California's Boys HS Premier league, defeating the Solo Falcons 61-5.
Solo had the size advantage and were physical in contact, but struggled to maintain possession, and that's where the Grizzlies hurt them. Granite Bay had a good attack out wide and a shutout defense in the second half.
On a warm sunny day at Cal Maritime’s rugby complex, the Marauders of Jesuit clashed with the Highlanders of Marin and opened it up in the second half to win 43-0.
Jesuit was able to jump out to a quick lead with Eightman Max Sackett finding a gap off a lineout to dot down. Fullback Mason Phillips, who had a great day with the boot, converted to make it a 7-0 game.
Granite Bay secured a nifty victory in Northern California HS action, beating a very tough CK McClatchy team 38-26.
Granite Bay Head Coach Jason Divine said the game "looked more like a state championship than a season opener."
Here are the boys HS games for the weekend.
Check back for scores.
Watch out for Phoenix v Arrowhead in Arizona ... Phoenix has started well.
Gibbons v West Pines in Florida is a game of two undefeated teams.
Led by the hard running of lock Laiatu Latu and Saint Mary’s-bound Prop Joe Marchant, the Marauders were able to get two wins to start the season at the Kick Off Tournament held in Sacramento.