GRR: Penn HS
In a game where both teams had scoring opportunities only to see them go begging, Royal Irish garnered some measure of revenge in beating Penn HS for the Indiana state title over the weekend.
The Indiana Boys HS State Final will be a repeat of the Midwest final with Penn HS taking on Royal Irish Monday in Elkhart, Ind.
Penn defeated Brownsburg 29-12 Sunday to advance to the championship game, while Royal Irish defeated Fishers 29-5.
In the last two meetings between these two teams, Penn has won in close contests.
The Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind. will serve as the venue for this weekend’s Midwest Boys HS Championships.
Eight teams will compete in the Super Bracket, while ten teams participate in the Open Bracket.
Penn HS defeated top-ranked HS club Royal Irish 22-19 Saturday in a Rugby Indiana Boys Super League match.
Played in heavy wind, the game hinged somewhat on how the wind was used. Royal Irish won the toss and opted to play with the wind in the second half. By that time they were behind 15-5.
In a clash of two top-10 HS teams, Penn HS edged Fishers 28-25 in Rugby Indiana league play over the weekend.
The game was slated to be played at Fishers, but weather made that field unplayable, and so Fishers Rugby requested the game be moved to Penn's fields in Elkhart, Ind. That accommodation made, the game was on and both teams brought the physicality.