The East HS Leopards are looking ahead to the Utah Youth Rugby playoffs and are in relatively good shape.
East had a ton of trouble with Highland a week and a half ago, falling behind 20-12 and eking out a 27-27 tie.
But the team rebounded this past weekend, beating Las Vegas Rugby Academy 41-5.
The West Valley Warriors continue to win rugby games in Utah and defeated a strong United team 46-21 over the weekend.
Inside center Heamasi Lutui has been a tough player to contain and No. 8 Sousa Moeai has combined nicely with flanker Ethan Manu to control the forwards.
Herriman defeated Highland 31-14 on Friday night at Herriman High School in a high-level clash of Utah teams.
Herriman HS defeated Olympus 26-0 in a tough, physical game at Herriman HS last Saturday, winning a meeting between two ranked teams—Herriman is #4 and Olympus #12 in the FloRugby Single-School rankings.
NIT invitees East and Herriman met Saturday at Herriman HS in a game with huge implications in league standings in Utah’s Single School Tier 1 division. With both teams entering the game ranked in the top 10 nationally, the game had the makings of an instant classic, and it did not disappoint.
IN a clash of two very highly-ranked teams in Utah, Herriman came back from an early deficit to defeat a physical West Valley side 27-14 on Saturday.
Since the inception of Fall 7s rugby in Utah, Herriman HS has won the series every year, and halfway through the season it looks as though that trend will continue.
Herriman edged Snow Canyon to take the Utah Youth Rugby Varsity Red final.
Scrumhalf Gavin Flint was named player of the game but the likes of Maea Leakehe, Jake Anderson, Fisher Jackson, and Taysan Hammer all played well for the Mustangs.
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Herriman used some big plays and a deep bench to come back from behind for a 34-25 victory over United, in a game that was yet another classic between the two teams in Utah Youth Rugby action.
Herriman came in to the game unbeaten on the season, while United has been riding high from several quality wins from a very experienced side.
Herriman defeated East HS 38-14 in Utah action that sets the team up nicely for two tough games this week - United and Kahuku.
It was a very tight game in the first half. East did well to take care of possession and were patient in scoring two tries. Herriman tried to force the issue and made some mistakes, and it was evident they were a bit slow coming back from spring break.