GRR: Strake Jesuit
Three major state championships, two official and one unofficial, we concluded this weekend.
An upset or two and the end of one regular season (no, seriously) highlighted Saturday in boys HS rugby.
It's time to bring back our Gamebreakers column as boys HS rugby is now in (almost) full swing.
We saw some excellent clutch plays and strong performances around the country this past week, from West Virginia out to Southern California. Here's a look at some special efforts from High School rugby around the nation:
Dallas Jesuit and Strake Jesuit move on in their winning ways in Rugby Texas, while the Woodlands also looked strong this weekend.
The Rangers of Dallas Jesuit got two tries from Charlie Freeman and tries from Robert Triantos, Marshal Neri, Brennan Graham, and lock Alex Johnson in a 36-17 defeat of Lake Travis to move to 3-0. It was the Rangers first win over Lake Travis since 2018.
Strake Jesuit began its season with two wins over the weekend, beating Katy and Lamar to start the season 2-0.
Both efforts were impressive in their own right, with Strake dismissing Lamar 42-10 on Saturday after taking on a Katy team that is a frequent visitor to Goff Rugby Report's HS rankings.