In a battle of the #1 single-school team versus the #3 team, Gonzaga, recently ousted from #1 status, defeated Xavier 21-20 over the weekend.
It was, as usual, a tight and contentious clash between the two squads and it went down to the final whistle.
Both coaching staffs left the game a little frustrated.
Xavier HS laid down a very impressive performance over the weekend with a 59-7 defeat of Fort Hunt.
A hugely physical game, Xavier brought some of the size and power they have in other years lacked. With some monstrous hits in the opening minutes the tone for the game was set early on and the game looked to be a grind-it-out affair.
Xavier HS laid down a bit of a marker over the weekend with a very comfortable win over Doylestown.
This from Xavier HS: Xavier has lost one of its best. Coach John Kelly, loving husband of Janine, devoted father of Seamus '09 and Sean '10, and a true Man for Others, passed away early today after a long and fierce battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The Xavier-Greenwich rivalry is everything you want in a high school rivalry. It's between the two top programs in the Northeast..The annual game goes back to the late 1980s. Xavier is the perennial favorite, but Greenwich is good enough to pull off the upset about 1/3 of the time (most recently in an overtime win on penalty kick shootout at the 2017 Nationals). The rivalry produces intense,
In a tight annual rivalry clash Friday night, Xavier held off Greenwich 19-12.
The game was close all the way, although Xavier did managed to get a two-score lead 19-7 before Greenwich scored later in the second half.
More details to come, but too many good photos not to show you now:
Back from a tour of Ireland, Xavier HS logged an impressive 29-12 defeat of a touring team on US soil.
The New York HS team defeated Oakhill College out of Australia. It capped a very nice week for Xavier during which the B side also beat Oaklhill's Bs, and the freshman team won the freshman bracket at the Gonzaga Rugby Classic (beating the Gonzaga frosh 44-0 in the final.
Xavier HS followed up on a decent showing against Fort Hunt (a 5-5 tie) with a 55-19 defeat of Doylestown Sunday evening.
Xavier HS pulled off a bit of a surprise result over the weekend with a 5-5 tie of #2 HS Club Fort Hunt.
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On Wednesday, July 5, former Xavier HS and Iona College rugby player James Dowdell, a firefighter with the Fire Department of New York, rescued four men trapped in an elevator at the Brooklyn Cin Edison Plant in New York.