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In May of 1992, perennial high school boy’s powerhouse, Highland of Salt Lake City, won its fifth straight championship in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Larry Gelwix coached team (17 years under his tutelage) defeated the St. Louis Druids 8-0, to claim its sixth title of the past seven years.
The event consisted of eight finalists, some from individual schools, and others made up of area athletes. Representing the East were Doylestown and Xavier of New York City, and a last minute sub for only one Midwest team coming, North Penn Youth. The Midwest’s one team was Ben Davis HS from Indiana. The two West teams included Douglas County Youth of Colorado, and the St. Louis Druids. Highland and Redmond HS of Washington represented the Pacific Coast.
The semi-finals saw Highland easily outpacing Doylestown 34-6 while the Druids edged Xavier 10-3. Highland, which danced a pre-game haka, scored two tries (then, four points each) for the 8-0 victory against St. Louis. Doylestown beat Xavier 18-12 for third place.