GRR: Rugby Ohio
St. Ignatius have won Rugby Ohio's Boys DI HS championship, defeating St. Edward 12-5 in the final.
St Edward followed up their Midwest single-school championship with a 31-17 defeat of St. Ignatius in a key Rugby Ohio league game.
St. Ignatius out of Ohio finally got on the field this past weekend and defeated a challenging Archbishop Moeller school 57-5.
Ohio’s St. Edward school team is in Portugal at a youth rugby festival and has been busy in the opening days.
They lost two close games against Henley of England, 7-3, and 8-0, and also lost 8-0 to Biarritz, the tournament’s defending champions.
Then Portuguese team Beleneses shut out St. Edward 12-0, but the Ohio team bounced back to defeat Cascais 19-0.
The Perrysburg HS Boys team won the Rugby Ohio DII state 7s title this past weekend, playing in their first ever 7s season.
Perrysburg beat Shaker Heights 19-12 and beat Mentor and Stark County by a combined score of 52-0 in pool play. The wins came at a cost, though, at top-scoring flyhalf Chris Labadie had to miss two games due to a cut on the head.