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Despite the fact that the Mid-Atlantic DI league was virtually complete in November, there are still questions to answer in March.
Weather-related makeup games involving playoff-bound, or hopeful, teams remained this month.
On Saturday Schuylkill River entered their final league match tied with the
Maryland Exiles for 2nd in the league, and were behind on point
But Schuylkill turned that around with a 79-0 shutout of Washington. Even with the Mid-Atlantic league rules limintg a single-game point differential to 60, SR did enough to move into 2nd place.
Pat Borle opened the scoring in the 4th minute with a try, and Greg Ambrogi raced over two minutes later.
Tries from Mike Martino, Brian Boyle, Tom Stenberg, and Kyle Travelet showed Schuylkill River was sharing the wealth. Owen Jones was a perfect 6-6 on conversions in the opening half, staking his squad to a 42-0 halftime lead.
More of the same in the second half. Matt Angelucci scored a minute into the half, and two minutes later Tom Weishaupt touched down, and became the first try-scorer of the day to see Jones miss the conversion.
Schuylkill appeared to score another but Washington held them up in goal. No matter, as Randy Helsman scored from the ensuing scrum.
Travelet scored his second at 54 minutes, then Josh Keys, and finally Jones, who ended the day with nine conversions, added a try to put his personal tally at 23.
The victory improves Schuylkill River to 7-2 and 33 standings points, and clinches a playoff spot for the club.
The standings as they are now:
|MARFU Men DI Clubs||W||L||T||Pf||Pa||Pd||BT||BL||Pts|
(Note points difference doesn't always add up, as wins cannot be more than by 60 points)
One more game remains, with 4-4 Norfolk hosting 6-2 Maryland Exiles. Norfolk must win to make the playoffs – a victory allows them to bypass Baltimore-Chesapeake for the final playoff spot. Norfolk can also pass B-C if they tie and secure a four-try bonus point
If the Blues win with a bonus point, and deny Maryland any bonus points, Norfolk moves to 3rd and Maryland drops to 4th.
However, the Exiles can regain 2nd place. To do that they must
beat Norfolk by 49.
If the Exiles win by less than 49, tie, or lose with any sort of bonus point, they clinch 3rd.