High School Boys
The Raleigh Redhawks defeated the Clayton Copperheads 34 - 26 on Saturday in a game that almost didn’t happen.
Jesuit of New Orleans and the Bayou Hurricanes will fight it out for the Louisiana Boys HS state title after both won semifinals over the weekend, but those victories were as different as could be.
The Hurricanes won in dramatic fashion over Brother Martin, while Jesuit shut out the NOLA Barbarians in convincing fashion.
In a battle of the #3 single-school boys HS team and the #2 HS club team, Jesuit of Sacramento defeated the Granite Bay Grizzlies 31-22.
The game was as expected, hugely physical and tight throughout. Jesuit was only able to pull away in the final team minutes. Down 22-21, the Marauders got a try, converted, and a penalty to seal the deal.
Once again a gentle reminder that several of the leagues around the country could do a better job reporting scores. Texas has been really good of late, and Oregon is outstanding in general. Some other states don't even have a schedule up yet.
Here's Week 2 of our updates on how teams in the 2019 Boys HS Rugby National Championships are faring.
The Boys HSRNC competition will be held at the RAC in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will consist of three games for each team over three days, May 16-18.
The Raleigh Redhawks defeated Vienna in Virginia despite having some players late to the game due to traffic.
In a game that illustrated how close the top three teams in Rugby Maryland are, the Maryland Exiles were able to just get by West Carroll 15-14 this past weekend.
Herriman HS defeated Olympus 26-0 in a tough, physical game at Herriman HS last Saturday, winning a meeting between two ranked teams—Herriman is #4 and Olympus #12 in the FloRugby Single-School rankings.
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated De La Salle 48-7 a battle of top single-school teams in California.
The leagues are expanding now that March is concluding. Look for April to really heat up.
Check back for scores.
The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club held its second annual ‘Come and Take It’ Rugby Tournament in The Woodlands, TX over Spring Break.
NIT invitees East and Herriman met Saturday at Herriman HS in a game with huge implications in league standings in Utah’s Single School Tier 1 division. With both teams entering the game ranked in the top 10 nationally, the game had the makings of an instant classic, and it did not disappoint.