While Pelham HS is one of the newer faces on the high school rugby scene, they play with the experience and confidence as a team rich with tradition.
The second round of the New York State HS 7s league is in the books and Pelham HS won this past weekend’s Boys tournament, beating Keio Academy in the final.
Teams earn points for where they finish in each tournament, and so far Pelham leads the series, with New York’s 1st team in 2nd place. New York beat Keio’s 2nd team for third this past weekend.
On a rainy June Sunday Xavier HS defeated rivals Pelham HS to win the Rugby NY Boys DI title.
In the rain, Xavier played a very structured style of percentage rugby, and waiting for chances to attack wide. While Xavier looked to pressure Pelham in the mauls, Pelham defended those very well, forcing the Xavier backs to do more.
Pelham and Xavier will meet for the Rugby NY Boys HS championship after both won semifinals Saturday.
In one of the more entertaining games at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships, West End defeated Pelham HS 19-15 in the Tier II final.