Fall 7s in high school has been taking over the country, at least parts of the country, and has become an excellent way of recruiting young people to the game.
Every state does it differently; some have boys and girls and multiple divisions, some have just girls playing, and some make it just a low-intensity fun thing.
Here’s a look.
The Dragon's Breath 7s tournament was held this past weekend in Doylestown, PA, welcoming 40 teams from six states in six HS and youth brack
Susquehanna Conference powers Berks County and West Shore United met on the campus of Penn State University’s Berks County campus Saturday to battle it out for the Rugby Pennsylvania Division 1 Club State Championship this past weekend.
Gregory the Great held off Cumberland Valley 18-10 to win Rugby Pennsylvania's single-school boys title over the weekend.
Here are some updates on HS Boys rugby around the nation.Massachusetts
The MIAA keeps on rolling and Belmont High is still on top. Belmont beat Lincoln-Sudbury and Xaverian Brothers to remain undefeated in the Massachusetts varsity league.
Cumberland Valley HS is hosting a 7s tournament Sunday in Pennsylvania.
The tournament features several well-regarded HS rugby programs, giving newer players and athletes who don't play football some extra rugby time. Cumberland Valley will enter three teams, and so will LaSalle. Here is the schedule:
West Allegheny is now 4-0 and leads the Rugby Pennsylvania Single School Blue Division.
Cumberland Valley won again, beating West Shore United in a midweek game and moving to 4-0 in the Rugby Pennsylvania Boys Club White division.
CV is actually a single-school team, but geography and logistics mean they're better off in the HS club league. Regardless, after beating West Shore 34-12, Cumberland Valley is now 4-0 having outscored league opponents 246-24.
What elite-level HS Boys 7s teams are playing in the New York 7s this weekend?
Here's a look at three of the top US-based teams, Eagle Impact Rugby Academy NY, Play Rugby Academy CODP, Northeast Academy - Boston, and Rugby Pa.
La Salle Rugby and Downingtown shared the 2016 Rugby Pennsylvania 7s championship this fall after a wild finish in the final tournament.
La Salle came into the final tournament as defending champs, with several good teams, including Downingtown and Cumberland Valley.
As part of RugbyPA’s developing high performance program, the organization has announced that the RugbyPA High School Boys All State 7s Squad will represent the State at the New York 7’s on Saturday 26 November at Randall’s Island, New York City.