Fort Hunt won the Virginia State Championship over the weekend, defeating a tough West End team 28-5.
The Warriors also took the JV title 27-14 over Richmond.
While Fort Hunt started slowly this year, the Warriors have come on strong since then. Led by center Charlie Martel, who was game MVP, they held off a solid West End attack to take the state title.
The Rugby Virginia boys HS season is down to two teams, as Fort Hunt and West End will face off after both won their preliminary playoff games this past weekend.
West End took care of a combined Newport News / Norfolk side 34-7, and Western Loudoun/great Falls 47-5.
A high-level invitational comes to Virginia with the Mid-Atlantic Youth Rugby Festival.
Gonzaga HS hosts the annual Gonzaga Classic this weekend and once again the event has a long list of ranked teams involved.
Fort Hunt did what was expected this past weekend in Mid-Atlantic Premier League action, but Doylestown was a bit of a surprise.
West End beat Doylestown 28-26 on Saturday, while Fort Hunt beat West Shore United 35-7. On Sunday, Fort Hunt hammered Doylestown 88-7, while West End beat West Shore United 28-16.
Gonzaga HS defeated Fort Hunt 10-3 to win a somewhat rain-soaked Jesuit Classic Sunday.
With rain limiting some of the games, not all of the brackets were played to a conclusion, however the cup bracket was.
Fort Hunt, as expected, clinched the Mid-Atlantic Premier League with a 29-14 defeat of West End.
West End finished their five-game MAPL season with a 1-3-1 record. Downingtown won 22-20 over West Shore in a game that was also a Rugby Pa league game. Downingtown can bypass West End for 4th if they get a tie, a two-bonus-point loss, or a win against Doylestown.
Fort Hunt can clinch the new Mid-Atlantic Premier League with a victory this weekend over West End.
It’s #1 v #3 but not the way you might think.
Right now Goff Rugby Report has Fort Hunt as the #1 HS Club team, and Gonzaga as the #3 single-school team, but really if you look at the history of things, Gonzaga would still have to be favored. Gonzaga has won three straight national championships, while Fort Hunt is still shooting for those lofty heights.
The second weekend of the Mid-Atlantic Premier League is set with all six teams in action.
On Saturday, Gonzaga hosts Downingtown in what will be Downingtown’s first MAPL game and Gonzaga’s third. Gonzaga will be looking to rebound from an update loss to Doylestown, while Downingtown has high hopes for this season in the MAPL and in Pennsylvania.
The first weekend of the Mid-Atlantic Premier League is in the books and already the competition for top high schools out of Virginia, DC, and Pennsylvania is bearing fruit.