The second round of Gold Cup Championship crossover matches took place on Sunday, with the Austin Blacks finding success against Metropolis. On the back of an improved effort, the Blacks beat Metropolis 27-19.
Getting a second win was a further positive start for the Blacks, as this weekend was a part of the team’s preseason warmup for Red River play. Head coach Tane Jericevich used Sunday’s... Read More
The Red River Rugby Conference teams took first blood in the opening matches of the Rugby Gold Cup Championship. After the matches concluded Friday evening, the Dallas Reds and Austin Blacks emerged with close wins.
Dallas started off the evening by facing off against Metropolis. The Reds, who hadn’t started competition yet this year, went into the match with a depleted depth chart and rusty... Read More
Over the weekend, the Kansas City Blues righted the ship after a couple of disappointing results in the Midwest. The Blues bounced back against the Cincinnati Wolfhounds and secured a 48-22 win Saturday.
They cranked up production in every aspect of the match. Part of that production meant putting more emphasis on the offensive game plan. According to head coach Markus Valovalo, lack of intensity... Read More
It was rivalry weekend in Chicago last weekend when the Lions and Griffins took the field. The match was a close contest that had the Lions come out on top 15-11.
The intensity was evident in the week leading up to the match. For the Griffins, players were mentally switched on and eager to take the field. According to Sean Cooney, the head coach of the Griffins, there was a lot at stake, and his... Read More
The Chicago Griffins pulled out a narrow victory over the weekend against Palmer. After trading scores and playing through some one-man advantages, the Griffins came through with a 23-20 victory. The entire match Saturday was a grind for the Griffins. Despite some intensity on offense, poor discipline and errors allowed Palmer to remain competitive throughout the day.
“The boys put in a lot of... Read More
The Chicago Griffins bounced back from last weekend’s loss to get a win over Columbus Rugby Saturday. When all was said and done, the Chicago players improved their execution on offense and secured a 27-12 victory to obtain the season’s first win.
“I think this is the first match where we've put in a full 80 minutes of work,” said the Chicago Griffins’ Coach, Sean Cooney. “It was a solid win for... Read More
The Kansas City Blues made another stride towards repeating as the Midwest champions Saturday. The Blues bested Palmer 45-24 to take the third consecutive win for the season.
Despite what the score line might say, getting the win over Palmer was no easy task for the Blues. According to the Kansas City head coach Markus Valovalo, the college side has proven to be a tough nut to crack for his team... Read More
DI competition in the Midwest continued over the weekend when the Cincinnati Wolfhounds faced off against Columbus. When the match was over, Columbus had taken a decisive 45-20 win.
Saturday’s result is the second consecutive win for Columbus this season, and with these two early successes in the books, things appear to be coming together well on offense. According to Taylor Howden, head coach of... Read More
A new year brings many changes to the MAC. Last season, DI ended with the Potomac Exiles winning their first league championship with a 26-18 victory over the Norfolk Blues in the title match.
For the 2015-2016 season, last year’s MAC DII Champion, Rocky Gorge, is the new kid on the block joining seven teams from Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Five teams will have new head... Read More