For Immediate Release
May 19, 2012
Cathedral claim H.S. Club Crown at Rio Tinto
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Cathedral High School Rugby Club from Indianapolis, Ind. are the 2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Boys’ High School Club National Champions after running off 51-0 victors over United (Alpine, Utah) at Rio Tinto Stadium today.
Bryce Campbell of Cathedral offloads in a United tackle in the National Championship game. Photo credit: Kelley L. Cox. For more photos visit klcfotos.com
The Indiana boys showed great patience in the first half and scored after nine minutes through the inside center, Bryce Campbell. United had some promising moments but had trouble putting phases together and their handling let them down. Cathedral was patient and disciplined though, a testament to the coaching.
When Cathedral fullback Michael Weimer crossed in the 21st minute, the floodgates opened. Man of the match, Joe Schroeder, struck next after a barreling run. To extend the lead, Drake Myers, the outside center, took to the boot and slotted two penalties on either side of half time.
United couldn’t find an answer for the structured Cathedral attack and four more tries came in before the final whistle.
Schroeder earned the MVP honor following a dominant performance in the contact area and with ball in hand.
Tries: Campbell, Weimer, Schroeder, Hill(2), Schrader, Wood
Conversions: Myers (5)
Penalties: Myers (2)