Last Wednesday, April 30, on a night full of wind (15 mph coming off the Atlantic), rain and cold – while the official temperature was 43, it felt like 34 degrees – the Belmont High School Rugby Club team dominated a strong Boston College High School squad to win its final home game of the year going away, 31-5, giving up a try in the final seconds.
“BC High came in one of the top teams in the league,” noted Head Coach Greg Bruce after the game.
“The team has been coming together for the past few weeks and it’s watching an engine being tuned up, they are getting better and better,” said Bruce.
Senior Nick Pearson scored twice while junior Paul Campbell and seniors JD Niles and Barrett Lyons each crossed the goal line for a try.
“We asked them to focus on protecting the ball and really playing an aggressive style of defense and they put BC High under a lot of pressure,” said Bruce.
“It’s their team. The coaches facilitate what they are looking for and the past few years they have been asking more and more and more.
The defending Div. 1 state champions will travel to Davners on Wednesday, May 7, to take on perennial powerhouse St. John’s Prep who the Marauders defeated last year. The game is at 4 p.m.