The NCYRU High School girls Spring Rugby season came to an end at this weeks playoff games. It has been a season of competitive Rugby with long term bonds being formed while a respect for each player towards the other has grown!
Going into playoff weekend, North Mecklenburg girls team - was at the top seed in the standings but an undaunted South Meck team was not willing to allow them to take the Cup!
The match was a crowd pleaser and when the dust settled the South Mecklenburg Savages won 12-5.
North Mecklenburg was the shield recipient followed by Myers Park taking the bowl.
We are already planning summer 7's and things are in the works for next season to grow the girls program even further.
An enticing game of High School boys rugby saw Charlotte Catholic take the lead in the 1st half with some crisp passing and speed, on the edges of the field, resulting in some great ball movement.
The Lions came out of the dressing room, at half time, pumped and roaring and in typical Lions fashion, smashed their way through the Cougars defense to edge out the victory. Final score Cougars 26-35 Lions
At the beginning of the tourney, players from all teams got together, gave three cheers to all the rugby moms, and then delivered each a Mum flower. Then the competition began.......
It was a league competition with the best winning record and points difference achieved on the day. Clayton came out of the blocks fast with a big victory over the Charlotte Tigers followed by wins over the North Meck Vikings and a second Charlotte Tigers Team. That secured them the trophy, taking it from the Charlotte Tigers, who have held it for the previous two years.
Also, it was a great opportunity for some rising High School players to gain experience at the next level. All in all, it was a great day!!!
Well done to the Myers Park Mustangs boys on becoming our new Single High School State Champions. They defeated the Hough Huskies on Friday night 36-7. Also a huge congratulations to Adam Phifer, from the Mustangs, for picking up the Man of the Match award.
Also, in our 3rd & 4th ranked game, the Providence Panthers edged out the South Meck Sabres 22-18 to take the 3rd spot.
Such a great finish to an amazing season. Well done to everyone involved!!!
20 Mar 16. Mint Hill/Charlotte, NC. The Rocky River RFC, a School based rugby team at Rocky River High School is launching an outreach program for the surrounding elementary schools. The Rocky River Players are going to volunteer as mentors and tutors for the children at Reedy Creek Elementary, J.W. Grier Elementary and J.H. Gunn Elementary.
In addition to mentoring and tutoring, the High School Ravens will institute a community based U10 and U12 contact and non-contact Rugby programs for students at those schools to participate in the North Carolina youth rugby leagues.
For additional information, to provide words of encouragement, to offer to support this undertaking, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Derrick Brown or Robert F. Peterlin. #RavensRugbyStrong #JuniorRavensSoar