GRR: St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas met up with Boyne RFC U18s in the final match of their Ireland tour.
Boyne is the finalists for the Leinster Cup, and will take on Carlow, the team Aquinas lost to 35-19 earlier on the tour.
In this very physical game, St. Thomas Aquinas battled hard and was in it to the end, but lost 12-5.
Saint Thomas Aquinas out of Kansas lost to Carlow RFC, Ireland, 35-19 on the first game day of STA's tour of Ireland.
The STA U16s lost 22-16 to Carlow.
Both games were back-and-forth affairs and very competitive.
St. Thomas Aquinas of Kansas swept two games against the top two teams in Oklahoma over the weekend.
STA defeated Bixby 27-7 on Saturday and then Union HS 15-7 on Sunday.
Oklahoma’s HS league has been on essentially dominated by Union HS in recent years, but the competition is getting better.
Leading the way is Bixby, which started their season last week with a 59-5 win over Bartlesville. Thursday they tied Yukon, but that was just a curtain-raiser to this weekend’s clash with visiting St. Thomas Aquinas from the Kansas City area.
Saint Thomas Aquinas won its 9th consecutive Kansas state championships Saturday, defeating the Kansas City Cougars 57-12 in the final.
STA continues to play well and show depth, with their JV team winning the Tier 3 title with wins over Garden City and Saint James Academy.