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Here's what's on tap in some of the Western HS leagues this weekend.
Hawaii- Sevens starts early in the Aloha Sate as the youngsters compete in the Aloha 7s tournament this weekend. Since its inception, Hawaiian rugby focuses focuses on "fusing Hawaii's strong community values with rugby's tradition of discipline, fair play and sportsmanship." Expect a fun and festive atmosphere on the island.
Washington- Action continues in Boys U19 Division 1 and 2 with nine games on scheduled this weekend. 7th ranked Liberty looks to avenge their recent loss to Seattle as they battle the Eastside Lions. The Lions have a tough weekend in store with games on back to back days. Washington's top league is comprised of five teams with Seattle currently sitting atop the standings. Rugby continues to grow in Washington State as Division 2 comprises 12 additional high school squads.
SoCal- Southern California has a full slate of games this weekend. Currently, Back Bay, Hawaiian Gardens and NC Barbarians are atop their respective divisions. Considered one of the better high school leagues in the country, Southern California teams occupy several places in the high school top 25.
Idaho- This is the second weekend of boys and girls high school rugby in Idaho. Traditionally strong Capital rests this week as they were scheduled a bye. A relatively new league, Rugby Idaho has seen consistent growth in its short tenure.
Utah- Utah rugby is getting into full gear. Number one ranked United opens it season by hosting the Wasatch Wasps. Like Southern California, the Utah League sets the standard of play for high school rugby. Herriman and Snow Canyon, amongst others, will challenge United for the Utah State Title.
Colorado- Colorado is midway through its high school season. Colorado Spring Grizzlies currently sit atop the Division one standings with a 3-0 record and a total of 152 points for and 7 against.
Texas- Midway through the season both Westlake and Plano remain unbeaten. Plano battles Lake Travis while West Lake was given the week off. Ultimately, the top four teams will advance to a single elimination knockout playoff. The remaining three teams will complete in a consolation bracket. Although there are currently only seven squads in Texas high school rugby, each school is fielding Varsity and Junior Varsity squads.