Penn HS went to 2-0 in Rugby Indiana's Super League with a 37-8 defeat of Brownsburg.
Penn got two tries from Will Vakalahi and also tries from Blake Usenick, Lucas Robinson, Cedric Vakalahi, Rashid Fahim, and Paul. Sam Scholtes had one conversion.
Penn HS and Royal Irish started the Rugby Indiana Super League on a winning note, as once again the league of four ranked teams kicks off.
Royal Irish played two games, one in-league and one not, beating Brownsburg 25-10 and then on Sunday defeating Ohio-based Archbishop Moeller School 41-9.
It was a good weekend for the defending HS club NIT champs.
Penn HS hosted the Penn Invitational Saturday at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind., with over 500 fans seeing 12 games played.
Penn dominated, as expected, with their Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams going 5-0. The Kingsmen scored 251 points while allowing 18 in the five games.
Four girls HS teams played a round robin of shortened matches this past weekend at Penn HS in Indiana.
The host team did very well, winning all three games, while Illinois-based Plainfield and Indiana-based Warsaw both lost to Penn, tied each other, and defeated Hamilton, who finished 0-3.
Penn HS hosted a six-team boys tournament this weekend for high school rugby players who wanted to get some fall rugby in.
Penn, Penn B, Bishop Dwenger, Carroll, St. Ignatius out of Ohio, and Warsaw participated.
Penn HS went 3-0, beating Carroll, St. Ignatius, and Dwenger, scoring 92 points and allowing 17. The games were 30 minutes long (15-minute halves).
Rugby Indiana has named its all-state selections for the Boys Super League, Boys DI, and Boys DII.
In a Boys all-star season where the JV teams seem to have as much importance as the Varsity teams, Indiana is one of those that stuck out.
While Utah’s JV team dominated the competition in the Rocky Mountain Classic, Indiana’s was just as impressive, producing shutout after shutout, going 4-0, and really only being usher by Virginia, a team they beat in the final 37-14.
North Central won its 10th Indiana girls high school state championship, marking the team’s 7th consecutive title. But despite the 32-17 decision over Penn, which had finished third at the Midwest Championship, the game was not a one-sided affair.
The Panthers were tested early on and found themselves on the losing end of a 10-0 scoreline.
Penn HS upset the current national champion Royal Irish team 19-17 to win the Rugby Indiana Super League final Saturday.
Photos by Tamara Tidey. Bottom photo, Penn's JV team also won a championship.
Penn HS and Royal Irish will compete for the Rugby Indiana HS Boys Super League championship Saturday after both won their semifinals this past weekend.
Top-seed Royal Irish, fresh off their National Championship run in the HS Club division, defeated Notre Dame De La Salette 31-10.
Somehow Royal Irish pulled it out.
Injured - one of their top players had to stop playing Saturday after he was told to remove a knee brace - the Indianapolis team held off a determined and talented Granite Bay squad to win their third national HS club title in four years.
The Penn v Brownsburg game in Rugby Indiana this weekend has been called off as the two teams agreed to let their 3rd/4th match from the Midwest Championships stand in as the league game.
Tat means that Brownsburg ends their Indiana Super League season at 2-1, putting them, should Royal Irish beat La Salette as expected, in 2nd place.