GRR: Northern California
The big clash in Northern California Boys HS rugby saw nothing settled.
Longtime rivals Danville and Granite Bay played to a 26-26 tie Saturday.
Photos by David Barpal
It was a well-attended game with plenty of physicality. Granite Bay expected to win this game and came away disappointed.
A quick nod to the growing group of single-school HS teams helps the Northern California season heat up, but there's more going on, too.
Coming off a bit of a jamboree of games at Jesuit Sacramento, several of the school teams are pitted against each other looking toward an early-season single-school cup before the rest of the season is capped off.
Granite Bay is picking up where they left off, as the defending national HS Club champions won comfortably over a tough Wolverines team 60-10.
Even emptying the bench does little to easy to pressure form the Grizzlies as Granite Bay is experiences and deep.
De La Salle opened their season in Northern California with a victory over Motherlode.
Played in the rain at Saint Mary's College, the game was rife with early-season mistakes, but also played with plenty of effort.