The Palmer Chiropractic College Dragons have had a rough fall; they've
played well at times, but rarely for a full 80, and Saturday all
player-coach Luke Stringer wanted was for them to play a full 40.
Tied 14-14 with the Detroit Tradesmen in Saturday's Midwest quarterfinals,
the Palmer team realized they had created more scoring opportunities, but
dropped passes and bad mistakes... Read More
The Chicago Lions are through to the National Round of 32 with a tough
victory over the Milwaukee Barbarians 35-26 Saturday.
The Barbarians shocked the Lions early with two tries that put them under
14-3. But some snappy goalkicking from flyhalf Nick Viviani helped get them
back into the game. Viviani hit an early penalty and then a Brian Rooney
try made it 14-10. Another try, and... Read More
The Chicago Griffins scored a try in the closing moments of their Midwest
DI Club quarterfinal match against the Cincinnati Wolfhounds to win 21-20
Saturday in Ohio.
The Wolfhounds, 7-1 and first in their pool, hosted the 3-4-1 Griffins, who
were without their two national team players, flyhalf/center Andrew
Suniula, and lock Graham Harriman.
But the Griffins had expected to be... Read More
The pecking order in the West-North DI league is on the line when the
Glendale Raptors visit the Provo Steelers in Utah.
Glendale is still smarting from their late-game loss to the Denver
Barbarians, 29-26 on October 20. While Provo will gleefully remember that
they beat those self-same Barbarians 48-21 a week before.
They weren’t exactly the self-same... Read More
They ran into the same issues that the Chicago Lions ran into the year before
– a group of players used to cruising through a development fall into serious
business in the spring had to hit the ground running in September.
And last weekend, we might have seen a key sign of life. Yes Metropolis
selected down for the final game of the weekend, but the Griffins
desperately... Read More
The leaders from each of the four conferences clash on Saturday, with the
winners being #1 in either the East or the West. The losers go on to take on
another team for the #2 seed.
In the East, the Cleveland Rovers visit Michiana, while in the West,
Wisconsin goes to Bremer County.
Despite most of the top seeds being decided early in the fall, there was
still a nice battle to see who got to host... Read More
While the Mid-Atlantic’s South Division still has a couple of games left on
the docket for the fall, the North has been all wrapped up by Wilmington,
who capped off an undefeated fall season with a 37-7 win over Brandywine
Wilmington has received an injection of youth in its backline from Delaware
grads Pat Mullarkey and Chris Moorhead. Mullarkey is the fiery-red-... Read More
There’s a three-way race for supremacy in the West-Central, one of the
toughest DII leagues in the country. Five of the last six seasons, the West
champion has come out of the West-Central, and Omaha, Tulsa and the St.
Louis Bombers are trying to make it six of seven. If Tulsa wins the West,
it'll be its fourth such title since 2007. Omaha is looking for its third
in three years... Read More
After finishing 6-2 and winning their pool in the Midwest, the Minneapolis
club realizes now that they could be undone with one bad day. The Columbus
Rugby Club will have to survive a 14-hour drive to do it, but with an
offense that is getting better throughout the fall, they could upend one of
the Midwest’s favorites, and leave them without any more meaningful
talked... Read More
Former Hayward U19 player Otusia Tupouata may well be the next big thing
overseas, as he has already garnered some interest from clubs in
Tupouata is a
6-4, 250-pound center who was impressive for the Northern California youth
program, routinely steamrolling defenders throughout the region. He was at
the University of Utah playing football, but has since left school.... Read More