Paced by some strong work from lock Cole Taft, hooker Jon Puckett, and center Erich Storti, De La Salle edged St. Augustine in the All-California Single-School 3rd/4th match Saturday.
Four teams in California will collide for the first California Rugby State Championship this Saturday at UCLA. The day will start with the third place match where Saint Augustine from San Diego will play athletic powerhouse De La Salle from Concord. In the Championship match Saint John Bosco from Bellflower will play Jesuit of Sacramento.
St. John Bosco upset St. Augustine to take the SCIRF title over the weekend, in a win that was not without controversy.
Bosco did well to stifle an impressive St. Augustine attack, and held the Saints to just 11 points.
Still unbeaten in the SCIRF, St. Augustine has emerged as a powerhouse single-school program.
One of the players leading the way is Mike Cross, and he is our Player Of The Month for January, 2019.
(Editor's note, yes, it's not been January for two weeks, sorry, we're late with this one but will be more prompt in the future.)
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:
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.
Torrey Pines won the early Game Of The Year in SoCal High School rugby, taking down rivals St. Augustine 24-21 this past weekend.
The New Year will bring for the Southern California Varsity Red one of the biggest games of the year, as St. Augustine matches up with Torrey Pines.
Already these two single-school teams have put others on notice.
The Champion for the Southern California Red Division takes home the Titan Shield, signifying the best high school rugby team in Southern California.