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.
Keio Academy / FASNY won the Rugby NY Boys 7s season with 19 points over Pelham HS.
Keio Academy is a school for Japanese students in New York, and they have combined with the French American School of New York. The combination has been very effective, and the team was led by season MVP Yoann Rolland.