Pelham HS hosted the first leg of the five-event Rugby NY Fall 7s Series this past Sunday, with three brackets.
Hosts Pelham HS took the Boys Varsity bracket, going 3-0. There was no playoff as severe weather halted play early. But Pelham was the only team to go 3-0 on the day. Play Rugby finished 2-0-1, winning two games and also getting a tie, to top their pool.
Pelham HS of New York is on tour in Texas and started off with a nicely-taken 53-10 victory over St. Thomas in Houston Thursday.
Winter weather and an iced-up plane made for a very long travel day on Wednesday, but the Pelham team fronted up well after a relatively slow start in the rain.
Play Rugby USA Academy won the Rugby NY Varsity boys 7s this fall, with Pelham taking 2nd.
It was a superb effort from a Play Rugby team that has really started to blossom, not only winning games but starting to put players in contention for national age-grade team honors.
Keio/FASNY took 3rd.
In the JV bracket, Pelham won out over Keio/FASNY.
Rugby New York is kicking off its fall HS 7s with a 12-team competition.
Seven teams will be in the Boys Varsity bracket, and five in the Boys JV bracket.
This is the third year of the Rugby NY 7s. Pelham won the varsity bracket in 2016 and Keio/FASNY won in 2017. Pelham took the inaugural JV competition last year.Rugby NY 7s Varsity Teams
Some high school 7s will be played during the Liberty Challenge matches Saturday at Fairfield University.
A team from New York City, and a team from Pelham HS, as well as a team from Connecticut, will participate.
Like the college games, these games will be live-streamed on FloRugby.