Thursday, March 29, 2018

DI Recap: Races Tighten In Red River, Mid-Atlantic

Photo: Brian Jackson
It's time to take another look around DI club play. The Red River and the Mid-Atlantic both intensified with teams making moves.

Red River

The Dallas Reds still have a lead in the Red River but it's not nearly as big as it used to be after a 35-17 loss to the Austin Blacks. Now Austin are just one point behind the Reds with a game in hand. Either way both teams seem set to finish in the top two setting up a rematch in the Red River finals. The top four teams make the finals at the end of the season to determine who moves on to nationals to play the PRP representative.

Austin went ahead 29-0 on tries from Jonathan Holden, Adam Armstrong, Antonio Winn, and Hayden Johnson, as well as a penalty from Armstrong. Dallas came back with efforts from Jake Campey, Chad Joseph, and Jonny Heron but it wasn't nearly enough.

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The Glendale Merlins are third in the competition. They beat the Dallas Harlequins 51-26. The Harlequins are fourth but the Little Rock Stormers are within shouting distance. The Stormers lost to the Huns 59-55.

Mid-Atlantic

If anyone is going to dethrone Rocky Gorge in the Mid-Atlantic this year it's going to be the Norfolk Blues. They made a statement with a 76-15 win over the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies on Saturday. The win puts Norfolk in first place with 41 points to 38 for Rocky Gorge. However, Gorge have a game in hand and didn't play over the weekend. The other match in the round had the Potomac Exiles beating Washington Irish 31-26.

Pacific North & Pacific South

The Pacific North and the Pacific South will determine one team combined that will go to the national tournament via the PRP. An update on the latest round and standings can be found here

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