GRR: Utah Youth Rugby
East HS upset Herriman 29-27 Saturday in Utah Youth Rugby's school league.
It was a good showing from East, who hit Herriman hard and fast and who also kept out of the penalty trouble that has sometimes plagued them.
In the last two weeks East HS in Utah has beaten the defending state D2 champs (Brighton, now in D1), and the defending state single-school champs (Highland).
Herriman defeated Olympus 33-19 in a tense, competitive early-season matchup in Utah.
Utah Youth Rugby’s fall 7s championships produced a big surprise in the girls bracket.
Wasatch/Provo, which had struggled to find victories over Majestics and United in the early going this fall, ended up beating those opponents in the state final tournament to win it all.
Layton Christian won both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Utah Youth Rugby Boys HS fall 7s.
Under coach Tongia Vaitki Layton Christian has emerged as a real 7s power. Layton's 2nd side was dominant in the Tier II throughout the fall.
In Tier 1 it wasn't so easy. LCA dropped a game to East HS and was chasing a very good Olympus side much of the season.