Week 3 sees the kick off of the Open High School League. This year has a new format, similar to the English structure. There will be two divisions: Division 1 (D1) and division 2 (D2). At the end of the season, the top team from D2 will be promoted to D1, the bottom team from D1 will be relegated to D2 and the top team from D1 will be crowned champions.
With over a dozen games taking place this weekend, there is plenty of action to choose from. Boys single and open high school league games or pre-season high school girls scrimmages ensure the weekend is a busy one. See Facebook or our events page for more details.
Week 2 in the NCYRU calendar saw the single high schools take the stage again. Most of the action took place on Friday night and the home teams didn't perform too well. It was a battle between the Knights and the Viking in north Charlotte as Ardrey Kell came away with 22 points whilst only allowing North Meck 5. The Huskies travelled to Rocky River and beat the Ravens 19-7. The final game of the night saw a dominant performance by the South Meck Sabres notching up 51 points to the Panthers 10. Saturday hosted the opening game of the season for the Phillip O Berry Cardinals as they beat a travelling Copperheads team, in a tight game, 10-5. With some other pre-season friendlies happening as well, there was plenty of action across the state. Week 3 is on the horizon with the opening games of the open boys league.
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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