High school rugby state championship weekend all set

Hunter defeated East 19-0 on Saturday. " It was a game full of intensity and big hits from both sides," said East High coach Robert Kingsford.

Hunter defeated East 19-0 on Saturday. ” It was a game full of intensity and big hits from both sides,” said East High coach Robert Kingsford.

While domination of one club can help put a spotlight on a sport, the true measure of a growing sport making it is the depth and parity of the league. A while there were only a few big upsets, the teams that survived to play in Saturday’s championships are from all over the state.

Defending champion Herriman will take on Snow Canyon in the Division 1 title game. It should be an great battle, as the Warriors gave the defending champion Mustangs their only loss of the season — 24-20 on April 12 in St. George.

In Division 2, Kau Toa Rugby (5-1), Hunter (5-0), Bingham (6-0) and Pine View (5-0) all advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals at noon and 4 p.m. The Championship game is at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. All the matches will be at the University of Utah’s women’s soccer stadium.

In the girls’ division, Snow Canyon hosts Desert Hills for the last semifinal on Tuesday at 5 p.m.. The winner advances to Saturday’s title game at 2 p.m.

BOYS
DIVISION 1 
Quarterfinals
Sugarhouse Park
Trybe 32, Skyline 25
Burgess Park
United 53, South County Crusaders 10
Semifinals
Saturday
At South Canyon

Snow Canyon 50, Trybe 22
South Jordan Recreation Center
Herriman 30, United 0

Finals
May 11

At University of Utah women’s soccer stadium
Snow Canyon (5-0) vs. Herriman (4-1), 3:30 p.m.

DIVISION 2
Northern Conference
At Brigham City
Friday

Quarterfinal
Box Elder def. Cache Valley
Saturday
Semifinals
Bountiful 36, Box Elder 7
Kau Toa Rugby def. Davis
Championship
Kau Toa 17, Bountiful 10

North Central Conference
At Murray Park
Friday

Quarterfinal
TC Fusion def. Cougars
Saturday
Semifinals
Highland def. TC Fusion
Hunter 19, East 0
Championship
Hunter 10, Highland 5

South Central Conference
At South Jordan
Friday

Quarterfinals
Alta def. Riverton
Wasatch 22,  Warriors 15
Semifinals
Bingham 30, Wasatch 0
Orem 35, Alta 0
Championship
Bingham 26, Orem 0

Southern Conference
At Desert Hills H.S.
Friday

Quarterfinals
Cedar 43, Flyers 0
Desert Hills def. Hurricane
Las Vegas Rugby Academy def. Las Vegas Aces
Semifinals
Pine View 27, Cedar 10
L.V. Academy 30, Desert Hills 26
Championship
Pine View 24, Las Vegas Academy 20

GIRLS
Wednesday 
Semifinals
Lowland 50, Herriman 0
Snow Canyon 48, Desert Hills
May 11 at University of Utah women’s soccer field
Championship
Lowland (7-0) vs. Snow Canyon (6-0), 2 p.m.

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