The 2018 Mid-South Independent Rugby League season ended with an epic cup final between South Greenville and the Charlotte Tigers, a game South Greenville won in double overtime, so it seemed appropriate to open the season with these two teams going at it.
The Phoenix Varsity squad followed up on their impressive December win against Jacksonville Wolverines with a solid 36-0 win over MSIRL champions South Greenville at North Park on Saturday to remain unbeaten.
A breakaway run from fullback Chris Aurich in overtime put South Greenville through to the Mid-South Independent Rugby League championship 21-14 over the Charlotte Tigers.
South Greenville and the Charlotte Tigers will face off next week in the final of the Mid-South Independent Rugby League after both won tight, dramatic semifinals Saturday.
South Greenville defeated Wando 20-15 in sudden-death overtime.
The Mid-South Indepdendent Rugby League is set for its playoffs with the top two from each fonerence facing off.
Last weekend South Greenville capped off their MSIRL season with two games in Georgia.
With time limits for age-grade players in place, South Greenville played two 45-minute games on Saturday, one against Phoenix of Alpharetta, and one against the East Cobb Trojans.
Wando High School took home two state championships Saturday as their varsity side took the South Carolina DI title, and the 2nd side won the DII final.
Rugby South Carolina held their Boys HS semifinals this weekend, with South Greenville and Wando winning in the DI semis.
Wando defeated Irmo 45-10 while South Greenville edged Greenville HS 17-8.
Eight of the nine teams in the Mid-South Independent Rugby League (MSIRL) will compete in MSIRL games at the Carolina Ruggerfest.
Myers Park enjoyed an especially successful weekend in South Carolina, beating two strong teams in as many days.
Rugby South Carolina goes into its second week with Greenville HS having already recorded a key win.