GRR: Rugby PA
Here's a look at the the fall High School 7s around the country.Rugby PA
Susquehanna University hosted a leg of the Rugby PA Boys series, with series leaders Berks not in attendance.
In Pool A was West Shore, Bishop Shanahan, St. Joe’s Prep, and the Bethesda (Md.) Roosters.
Pool B had Blackthorn, Doylestown, Conestoga, and a Motley team.
Berks County Rugby won the second in the fall series of RugbyPA 7s tournaments on Sunday defeating Gonzaga I in the final.
Hosted by Knightmare Rugby in Hempfield, Pa., the Boys tournament had two pools: Pool A was Berks, Gonzaga I, Bishop Shanahan, and West Shore United, while Pool B was Hempfield, Cumberland Valley, Conestoga. and Gonzaga II.
Gregory the Great pieced together a intelligent and rapid-fire performance to defeat Doylestown for Rugby Pennsylvania’s Boys D1 high school championship.
Doylestown, having dismantled West Allegheny with a quick-offload, high-paced type of game to day before, had little answer as they struggled to maintain possession or put themselves in scoring position.
Moon Area will play Doylestown in the final of Rugby Pennsylvania’s Girls HS division after seeing off a tenacious Downingtown Saturday in the semis.
It was a game of varied profiles, with the opening minutes seeming to promise an all-forward slog, and then the game changing dramatically in style and momentum.
Rugby Pennsylvania’s playoffs begin and end this weekend with two intense days of competition.
The day starts with Youth semifinals and Junior semifinals.
The boys D2 then comes in with Media vs Berks/West Chester and Indiana vs Blackthorn
At 4-1 Media is the #1 seed.