Southern California's HS Club season is now underway and already there's some separation.
La Jolla defeated Los Alamitos 41-22 to win the Southern California Varsity White Division this past weekend.
It was a big improvement from the La Jolla program.
St. John Bosco won the Southern California Varsity Red championship in a massive physical battle, riding a strong second half to beat St. Augustine 54-35.
The playoffs are set for Southern California's Varsity Red and Varsity White divisions.
In Varsity Red, St. John Bosco and Mira Costa were already settled for the playoffs, in that order, out of LA.
It's down to the wire on the Southern California Boys HS Varsity Red competition, as playoff berths hang in the balance.
Last week, La Costa Canyon was able to hold on to beat Cathedral. LCC went up early, fell behind 14-13 at the break, and then pulled away 37-28 late in the game.
Torrey Pines defeated Del Norte, and so the standings now look like this:
Los Alamitos took down undefeated Servite in Southern California action over the weekend.
Senior inside center Dylan Ramirez scored four tries while tries were also scored by freshman wing Xzavier Nadeau-Perez, outside center Andrew Andrade, No. 8 Ken Sale, and flyhalf Gustavo Hernandez.
Senior Simon Gerard converted six of those tries, and Elijah Tuialii converted one.
Here are the boys HS games for the weekend.
Check back for scores.
Watch out for Phoenix v Arrowhead in Arizona ... Phoenix has started well.
Gibbons v West Pines in Florida is a game of two undefeated teams.
Already the Southern California Varsity White league has been shaken up, with Carson HS having beaten Wilson HS twice in close games.
San Marcos won a close one of the weekend, but what's new?
The Southern California Varsity White team defeated rival San Pasqual 20-17, moving to 4-1 and 1st place in the SoCal Varsity White San Diego North division. But it's worth noting that all but one game San Marcos has played has been decided by less than a try.
What's up in Boys HS Rugby this week? Let's have a look:
La Costa Canyon put in an impressive result this past weekend, defeating Torrey Pines in the SoCal Varsity Red division, moving to 4-0 with the 21-7 victory and knocking off LCC's main rival.
St. Augustine won a key game against Cathedral Catholic in Southern California’s Varsity Red division.
In a clash of two teams looking to make the playoffs, St. Augustine won 38-27, with scrumhalf Ethan McVeigh playing superbly, scoring two tries and kicking well, also. Cathedral’s No. 8, Miles McCormick, scored two tries for his side and was a handful all night.