Thursday, February 23, 2017

DI Recap: Huns Show Dominance

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Red River

The Austin Huns once again showed they are the top team in the Red River this year with a win over their rivals the Austin Blacks. The Blacks have been the best team in the Red River over the last few years but with an infusion of talent the Huns have taken over the top spot. The Huns opened up a lead with first half tries from Brian Welbornand and Pierce Reed. Sam Rooke had a try for the Blacks as it was 12-7 at the break. In the second half the Huns broke it open with tries from Timothee Guillimin, Sani Taylor, Mason Pedersen, Hanco Germishuys, and Lomani Tongotongo. Tane Jericevich scored for the Blacks to make the final 45-14.

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Pacific South

Santa Monica have maintained a perfect start to their season as they beat the Old Aztecs 28-13. Jaco Breytenbach opened up the scoring with a penalty for the Old Aztecs but Martial Chaput was quick to reply with a penalty for Santa Monica. The Old Aztecs took a 10-3 lead when Anthony Ellis scored a try before 10 minutes into the match. Chaput would have a penalty to cut into the lead but the Old Aztecs would maintain the advantage until well into the second half. It all changed with Philip Lydeard, Iain Herriott, and Conan Osborne all had tries.

The other match in the region saw Pasadena beat Tempe 23-14. Kelepi Fifita opened things up for Tempe before Russell Pitts had a penalty for Pasadena. Alex Taefu matched that effort but Pasadena evened things up just before halftime as Peter Koch scored. In the second have Taefu and Pitts continued to trade penalties. The breakthrough came when Earnest Phillips scored with roughly ten minutes left.

Pacific North

In Northern California there were three matches that weren't really close. San Francisco Golden Gate had one win and one loss over the weekend. The win was a 48-20 result for the SFGG Gold side over the EPA Razorbacks. The other result saw SFGG Green fall to Olympic Club 51-8. Olympic Club have been excellent so far on the year and sit joint atop the standings with Life West. The Gladiators also won, beating Santa Rosa 56-13.

The season picked back up again in the Pacific Northwest as well. ORSU continued their perfect season so far with a 39-8 win over the Valley Kangaroos.

Atlantic North

The teams in the Atlantic North had the weekend off from league play.


The teams in the Mid-Atlantic had the weekend off from league play.


The teams in the Midwest had the weekend off from league play.

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