GRR: Northern California
In an absolute classic De La Salle edged by Granite Bay to win the Northern California Premier final.
Ranked #2 among school teams, De La Salle beat the #1-ranked HS club 24-22, scoring in the final moments to secure the regional championships. This adds to De La Salle's all-California school title that they won over Torrey Pines in March.
It was a very tough week for Jesuit of Sacramento and their rugby team, and the week ended with less celebration than perhaps they needed, but that's life—sometimes you have tog out and do the thing when the circumstances are poor.
It’s a top-of-the-rankings meeting for the Northern California Premier final.
As expected De La Salle and Granite Bay will battle for the Northern California Boys HS Premier championship next week.
De La Salle won convincingly over SFGG 40-10, putting aside an earlier 21-19 result against Golden Gate as the Spartans start to piece things together.
In a fascinating game that went right down to the wire, #12 HS club team, SFGG, almost ... almost beat #2 school team De La Salle.