GRR: Rugby Idaho
The only major HS all-star tournament West of the Continental Divide kicks off this weekend in Corvallis, Ore, with a massive feast of rugby at the Great Northwest Challenge.
And the tournament is also an interesting experiment to see how splitting off of all-star efforts from their State-Based Rugby Organizations works.
Who has won the major state, regional, or national championships in Boys HS Rugby?
Here's the list. Check back on this list for updates. The links on each state or regional group gives you news on that competition.
Mountain View defeated Rocky Mountain 20-14 Saturday to win the Boys DI HS state title in Idaho.
Mountain View's teamwork proved to be too much for Rocky Mountain. All three tries were accomplished in the same fashion - using the backs to get into the Rocky Mountain 22, and then punching the ball ahead with the forwards in clinical fashion until they made the tryline.
Mountain View and Rocky Mountain both won semifinals to make the state championship game in Rugby Idaho.
Mountain View defeated the Renegades 39-17 on Saturday, while Rocky Mountain beat Capital 27-23.
A week after Rocky Mountain defeated defending Idaho state champions Mountain View, Rocky Mountain found themselves upended by perennial state contenders Capital HS.
For Coach Matt Jacobsen, it was a gratifying start to a season he hopes to finish off with a championship.