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The Doylestown Rugby Academy junior team (eighth and ninth grade) played in the RugbyPA state semifinal on Sunday, May 12 at home against Elizabethtown Blues Rugby and came away with a 65-3 victory.

The Dragons executed the fundamentals at a very high level and took a 36-3 lead into halftime. The Dragons did not surrender a try, as they tackled very well.

Try scorers for Doylestown were: Gavin Graham (three), Louie Cipollo (three), Jackson Reilly (two), Chris Imperato (one), Mason Darrows (one) and Nick Miletto (one). Jamie Weir kicked five conversions.

The junior team will play in the RugbyPA State Championship game on Sunday, May 19, versus LaSalle College High School at Penn State Berks University.

On May 12, the Doylestown Rugby Academy youth team hosted the Montgomery-Bucks youth rugby team in the RugbyPA state semifinal at the Maennerchor Field in Doylestown.

The Montgomery-Bucks youth rugby team rumbled to an early 12-0 lead in the first half. The early lead left the Doylestown team questioning themselves and finding little to no answers. That is, until Jonah Khanan raced along the sideline for an amazing try-scoring effort to put the Young Dragons back into the game, 12-7. Conor Cassidy converted the try to end the first half.

In the second half, Montgomery-Bucks would again score a well-worked try to make the score, 17-7 in favor of the Young Griffins. However, Doylestown was not to be denied with another brilliant run by Jonah Khanan in which he was brought down with an illegal tackle. The referee determined that this infraction was, in fact, deemed a “penalty try” which awarded Doylestown not only a try, but also a conversion, as well. This made the score, 17-14 in favor of Montgomery-Bucks.

As time ticked away for the Young Dragons, several penalties were committed by the Young Griffins, allowing Doylestown multiple chances to attempt a score. Finally, Crew McFerson dove into the try zone for a winning score for the Young Dragons. After the conversion attempt was unsuccessful, the referee blew his final whistle and the scoreboard displayed a 19-17 victory for Doylestown.

Try scorers for Doylestown were: Jonah Khanan (two) and McFerson (one). Cassidy kicked one conversion. Montgomery-Bucks had three trys and one conversion.

The youth team will play in the RugbyPA State Championship game on Sunday, May 19 at Penn State Berks University.

The Doylestown Rugby Academy high school girls team and middle school girls team traveled to Aberdeen, Md., on Sunday, May 5, to play both West Carroll and North Bay. The high school girls team lost to West Carroll, 10-31.

Addy LaCarrubba and Sydney Haddon each scored a try. They won against North Bay, 14-10. Maddie Rosato and Siena Accardi each scored a try and Jocelyn Terry made both conversion kicks.

On May 12, the Doylestown Rugby Academy high school girls team and middle school girls team traveled to Conestoga where the high school girls team won by a score of 17-12. Terry led the team with two trys and one conversion. Ellie White added another try.

The middle school girls team tied Conestoga 5-5. Fiona Bonenberger scored the lone try.

The girls will next participate in the 50th anniversary of the Doylestown Rugby Football Club being held Memorial Day Weekend.

For information about Doylestown Rugby Football Club, go to www.doylestownrugby.com.


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