GRR: St. Ignatius
The Boys HS National Championships sparkled at the end, especially with the Herriman vs St. Ignatius single-school final.
Herriman lost a lead and gained it back to win in dramatic fashion 22-17 after losing the last two finals on the final play. In doing so, Herriman overcame a skilled, smart, and enormously brave St. Ignatius team in the program’s first National Championship.
There is one major story in the Single-School Day Two of the Boys HS National Championships, so we'll tell that story.
St. Ignatius won the 2021 Rugby Ohio Boys Super Elite final defeated a dogged Moeller HS side 22-8 Saturday night at Fortess Obetz in the Columbus area.
In a game that seemed to be on a knife edge the whole way, Ignatius took its scoring chances slightly better than Moeller, the Cincinnati side kept the result in doubt until the very end.
In a stormer of a game that certainly lived up to its billing, St. Ignatius of Cleveland defeated Gonzaga of Washington DC 38-26 in a crossover match in Morgantown, WV.
If you look at the early scores against major HS club teams, St. Ignatius might come across as just a pretty good school team, but one not at the level of the top teams in the nation, but as the season has progressed, the Wildcats' profile has changed, too.