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The undefeated La Costa Canyon High School of Encinitas, Calif. faces undefeated Torrey Pines High School of San Diego in the last match of the regular season Saturday afternoon at Torrey Pines High School's football stadium.
Both schools are in the San Dieguito Union School District in North San Diego County and are intense rivals in all sports. In fact, both have finished 1st and 2nd in San Diego County the past several years for "top high school athletic program" as named by the San Diego Union Tribune.
LCC and TPHS are competing for the championship of the Southern California Youth Rugby "White Division."
High School Rugby in Southern California has divided itself into three divisions representing 35 schools this season. The Red Division (100% of players from a single school under the direction of that school's Athletic Director); White (at least 80% of players from a single school, and in some way recognized by the school); and Blue (new, less experienced programs). There are 15 teams in the White Division, which includes eight teams from Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and seven from San Diego. Torrey Pines, Patrick Henry, High Tech High/Pt. Loma, La Costa Canyon, Mission Vista (Oceanside), San Pasqual and University City/Clairemont.
Cathedral leads the Red with a 5-0 record with no one really close. Second is Fallbrook and they are 3-3.
In the White, it's a little more crowded at the top, as Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon lead the White South. Desert Sands is 6-0 and leading the North 2 over Citrus Valley. And Wilson leads in their league, North 1, with a 4-0 record.
In a non-league game, LCC tied Cathedral. Wilson plays Citrus Valley this weekend and Desert Sands plays Palos Verdes.