High School Boys
Some key games this weekend.
Rugby Washington is coming down to the wire, with Eastside the only unbeaten team and leading the league, but Liberty hot on the Lions' heels.
Since their 2018 debut at NashBash, the Harpeth Harlequins remain the only unbeaten team in the Middle Tennessee Rugby Conference with one week remaining in regular season play. Still showing their strength on both sides of the ball, the Harlequins have put up 174 points for the season so far and allowed 87. Here are highlights of their conference matches to date:
The last two weeks have produced two wins and three losses for the Aspetuck Valley Rugby Club in Connecticut, but don’t be fooled, that 2-3 record now has the team on the rankings radar.
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.
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.
Gonzaga won the Gonzaga Rugby Classic (a tournament Gonzaga hosts) for the 9th straight time this weekend, finishing off the two-day tournament with a 21-3 defeat of Fort Hunt.
Twelve Boys HS teams (as well as JV and freshman teams) from all over the East converged on Virginia for the tournament, which featured two shortened games per day for each team.
St. Edward probably secured its #1 single-school ranking for now with a 21-14 defeat of #2 St. Ignatius last week.
It was an exciting all-Rugby-Ohio league game that came down to the final moments, and St. Edward, led by center Grant Gutchall, lock Collin Haas, and tighthead prop Noah DiMichele scored three tries to take the game.
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Some interesting ones this weekend, but also the weather has played havoc with schedules. Check back for updates.
St. Edward finished off a very successful tour of California with three victories and a loss, and a trip to #1 in the FloRugby Single-School rankings.
See full rankings here.
Red Mountain bounced back from a series of canceled games to defeat Ahwatukee this past weekend and finish the Rugby Arizona regular season undefeated for the 5th year in a row.
The Red Mountain team hadn't played a meaningful game since the Ra Puriri Invitational, and needed to win to clinch 1st against abig, physical Ahwatukee team.
The Massachusetts Boys HS varsity league is in ful swing, and one of the favorites, BC High, opened up with a 20-12 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury.
Both teams showed signs of rust in their first match, as there were a few handling errors, which were exacerbated by blustery conditions and cold temperatures.
Defending Colorado DI HS champion Monarch HS has has picked up where it left off last season in Colorado's Boys HS league, logging a recent 47-23 defeat of East HS, and defeating Dakota Ridge this weekend.
Monarch has been led by a superb second row in Mason Kreiter and Max Laychak, while the halfback hinge of Lucas Agasse and Landon Coleman has run the offense nicely.