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GRR: Southern California

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01.15.2024 - Alex Goff

As always the Storer Classic provides some important preseason rugby for teams in the West, and this year did not disappoint.

There were several solid showings with SOC Raptors, Marin, Carlsbad, and Layton Christian all producing some good results. Atop all of those was Belmont Shore, which ended the weekend 3-0.

01.07.2024 - Alex Goff

Carlsbad won big in their first game of the New Year in the Southern California school league, defeating San Clemente 52-12.

The game itself felt a lot closer than the score might indicate—San Clemente did well to test the Carlsbad defense and did find gaps to exploit.

01.04.2024 - Alex Goff

High school rugby is already on the slate this first weekend in January.

Southern California and North Carolina jump right back into competition and we'll see a couple more leagues get into the fray soon.

In North Carolina South Meck leads the way and is likely favored over Providence Friday night.

12.21.2023 - Alex Goff

Southern California HS teams have been testing each other out before the Christmas break to get themselves prepped for the regular season ahead.

That regular season kicks off really soon—the first weekend in January in fact—so there isn't much time for these teams to get themselves up to speed.

06.06.2023 - Alex Goff

Word came down from various opposing coaches early this season—2022 national cub runner-up Belmont Shore wasn't just good, they were better than laster year.

From the opening week of play that seemed to be true. Belmont Shore brought back several returning players, but also reloaded with a pile of talent and, to a certain extend, a different look.