GRR: Southern California
In the second week of Southern California preseason games, the South Orange County Raptors pulled off a mild upset, beating La Jolla 36-26.
Marcus Nguyen scored three tries in the win with Asher Hannon added 11 points with a try and three conversions. Addison Barrette and Mike Lewis added tries for the Raptors.
Advocating and working with other sports can help rugby get back on the field, especially for high school teams and leagues.
Southern California's boys high school season will be a little different this year but it's still inching its way forward, and this weekend three teams met for a series of shortened games to get the party started.
After 11 months of no rugby or perhaps only modified 7s, rugby union at the high school level is making its return in the Carolinas.
Following host state health rules and relying on private insurance, several teams met up for a big preseason weekend of 15s rugby in Rock Hill, South Carolina over President's Day Weekend.
This is an Op-Ed Column by Josh Williams — COVID-19, whether we wanted it or not, has provided us an opportunity to reassess what we are doing and how to do it better moving forward. For those of us that are actively involved in youth rugby, this time is especially important, as we face multiple growing pains both within our clubs and the regions we play in.