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Prep View 3.16.13

Match of the Week: Division-1 East High Angels, Regis Jesuit High for 'The Boot"

Cherry Creek (in white) prepares to launch a "pick-and-go"

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On a fairly spectacular Colorado Spring evening with a bit of a breeze, East and Regis contested the pill at the "8th annual East/Regis Jesuit Rugby Boot Bowl". A pair of pipers led the Angels onto the pitch to the heavenly strains of "Scotland the Brave", and the pipes' skirl and windswirl well set the scene for the action that followed. The travelers ran out to an 8-nil lead midway through the first twenty minutes, and held an 11-10 advantage at the break, but the second period saw scoring from only one side for the victory. Regis went on the attack early with short, banging probes out of the loose pieces by its forwards and jagging spurts by its inside backs. The Jesuits were to realize initial joy with 8-man, Jon Weis, snatching the ball from the breakdown short meters from goal and crossing for the grounding in the corner and a 5-nil Regis lead after 12 minutes. East were pinged by referee Tim Luscombe for infringement about the ruck, and fullback Charlie Sabin boomed a sticksplitter over and through from 32 meters and the Jesuit led by eight after 20. The Angels came alive toward the final portion of the first half, the defense absorbing the visitors' forward rushes and capitalizing on Regis handling errors to bring play into Jesuit territory. Swiftly recycled ball had the Jesuit on its rear leg in its own business district when tighthead prop, Duncan Frost scooped ball from the loose piece and crossed-and-dotted the angels first points in the 24 th minute: Regis 8, East 5. A final touch down before the halftime blow: East banging away once more in Regis' business zone, ball spun wide found #15 Tahj Willingham at pace filling space perfectly. The fullback darted through a stretched defense to ground in the corner for an 11-10 Jesuit lead at the midpoint. The hosts roared right out from halftime instruction, setting up shop inside the Regis 22 for multi-phase work by the forwards in rolling mauls and settled rucks. Clearance by Regis found, not touch, but East #15 at his own ten meter line and Willingham's stuttering, jinking maneuvers created his own space twice to see him into the Promised Land and touching down for flyhalf Jackson Bock's conversion: East 17, Regis 11, eight minutes into the second stanza. Willingham closed out a fine personal tryple with a blinder from midfield, jinking and drifting through fifty with frightening grace to ground for Bock's completion and it became 24-11, 13 minutes into the second half.

Creek's Gravina looks for the gap, East defense sez‌

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East got another from goose-stepping, long-running center Bennett Rodriguez and a last by its loosehead CJ Cade – Cade's converted – and held a 36-11 margin, when the Jesuit mustered a splendid bit of work by the pack to turnover and stabilize at the East 22; Regis blindside Jake Gravina, who'd been around the ball all night, claimed the pill from the breakdown 20 meters from East line, and jetted past a surprised defense to dot for Sabin's conversion, and a final of 36-18 went into the books ensuring the Boot Trophy will remain in the Angels high-flying closet for another year Scoring East – Try: Frost, Willingham (3), Rodriguez, Cade; Con: Pollock (3) Regis - Try: Weis; Pen: Sabin (2) Match Official: Tim Luscombe

D-1 League Results East 36 – Regis 18; East B 26 – Regis B 36; Chaparral 0 – Cherry Creek 34; Aurora 36 – Littleton 5

D-1 Table and Upcomers Club

GP

W

L

East High Angels Aurora Saracens Cherry Creek Bruins Littleton Eagles Regis Jesuit Raiders Chaparral Wolverines Colorado Springs Grizzlies

3 2 1 1 3 2 0

3 2 1 1 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 3 2 0

T

Pts 15 9 5 5 2 0 0

Upcomers: 3.20.13 Aurora v East, 5pm@ASP; Littleton v Grizzlies, 5pm@Littleton; Regis v Creek, 6:30pm@Regis;

Featured match = Aurora v East at Aurora Sports Park (Allianz West) for the top of the table, though East will remain at the numeric helm even with a loss due to their points accumulation thus far thus [sic] season


Division-2 Table and Upcomers

Club

GP

W

L

T

PTS Upcomers: 3.16.13

PAC RFC

3

3

0

15

Fort Collins

2

2

0

10

Castle Rock

1

1

0

5

Harlequins RFC

3

1

2

5

Jr. Gents

1

1

0

4

Pikes Peak Stormers

3

0

3

0

SWARM RFC

2

0

2

0

Warriors RFC

1

0

1

0

Boulder Lions

0

0

0

0

Tigers RFC

0

0

0

0

Warriors v Tigers, 11am@Sheridan Park; Castle Rock v Aurora, 11am@Sports Authority Field-friendly; Boulder v Jr Gents, 1pm@PleasantView UCs: 3.20.13 - all kicks 5pm SWARM v Castle Rock; Tigers v PAC; Pikes Peak v Boulder;

D-2 League Results PAC 43 – Harlequins 5 Castle Rock 62 - Pikes Peak Stormers 7 Fort Collins 73 – SWARM 0

Division-3 Table and Upcomers

Upcomers - 3.16.13 Club

GP

W

L

T

PTS

Jr. Griffins

1

0

5

Griffins v Vikings, 1pm@ Dixon Field; Titans v RidgeView, 5pm@ Sports Authority Field;

Titans Rugby

1

0

5

3.20.13 – all kicks at 5pm

Northside Vikings

1

0

4

Ridge View Academy

1

0

4

East HS Red

0

2

0

Glendale Raptors

0

2

0

Northside v East Red@Northwest Open Space; Pikes Peak v Boulder; Titans v Glendale@ Sports Authority;


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