GRR: Rugby Ohio
As the Boys HS Rugby National Championships loom, and the much-anticipated seedings loom even closer (!), here's a look at what happened over the weekend.
High school rugby programs around the country keep trying to find a way to get to the next step.
St. Ignatius won the 2021 Rugby Ohio Boys Super Elite final defeated a dogged Moeller HS side 22-8 Saturday night at Fortess Obetz in the Columbus area.
In a game that seemed to be on a knife edge the whole way, Ignatius took its scoring chances slightly better than Moeller, the Cincinnati side kept the result in doubt until the very end.
The Olentangy Blues celebrated their first season with a Large Club D1 championship in Ohio, holding off St. Charles 27-24 with a goalline stand at Fortress Obetz in Southern Ohio.
If you look at the early scores against major HS club teams, St. Ignatius might come across as just a pretty good school team, but one not at the level of the top teams in the nation, but as the season has progressed, the Wildcats' profile has changed, too.