IN a clash between two teams that had tied earlier in the season, the Maryland Exiles HS team defeated North Bay 57-10 to win the Maryland HS club title Saturday at Warner’s Rugby Farm, the home of the Wild Geese Old Boys Rugby Club.
Georgetown Prep continues to put in good performances and ended their season undefeated after beating Perry Street Prep 52-0.
That sets up a Metro Area Varsity Rugby Conference semifinal matchup with Salesianum.
The Maryland Exiles will be hosting the Maryland International Youth Festival this coming weekend at the campus of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.
Thirty-four boys teams in four divisions will compete, and 14 girls teams will also play.
The Maryland Exiles may have blown out Frederick this weekend in Rugby Maryland league play, but the well-regarded club has a rival this year, and they already know how tough.
North Bay tied the Exiles 28-28 last week, and it was a message to all in the state that there’s a challenger for the top spot. North Bay is now 3-0-1 in league play, and looking to finish undefeated.
North Bay had a sobering experiencing at last year’s girls high school championship. For its inaugural showing, the Maryland state champion was placed in DI and faced Fallbrook, Catholic Memorial and St. Joseph’s to finish 8th. But that’s not the end of North Bay’s story at nationals.