GRR: West End
Old Glory DC lost a hard-fought match against New York in D’montae Noble’s fourth match of the 2021 MLR season, but for Noble it was a match of firsts.
Late in the first of half the match Noble scored his first try as a professional rugby player; we caught up with the rookie Old Glory wing to discuss how the former West End, Atlantis, and Kutztown star is adjusting.
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.