MHS Try Scorers: Breau, MacIsaac, Hasson,& LaPierre.
Game was played in great spirits and both teams played as well as they could. HTHS camped out on the MHS try-line for 10 min at the end of the game but could not punch it in.
BMHS came out with full guns blazing for the second game in a row and opened up a 26-5 lead by half time. The second half they cooled their engines and played to a 12-12 all second half. Final score was 38-17.
These two teams current are the most prolific scoring teams in the division with 145 points(BMHS) and 115 points(ODC) through their five games. MHS(98) is currently third with a game in hand.
Sadly, both of these teams will not make the play offs.
BMHS prop forward Jensen had another great kicking game, going 4/5 on conversions. Try scorers for the victors were: flanker Clowater, scrum half Buckingham, centre Atkins and a pair for fly half Lund.
Duplicating their scoring efforts from the first game of the year, ODC Centre Jamara touched down a pair with full back Taillefer one more. Donelle converted one.
RHS Threatened early and often, mostly via breaks from scrum half and captain McCabe. MVHS did amazingly well to limit her to one first half try. Half time score was 5-0.
This game had huge play off implications. A loss by 3 points or more certainly meant RHS would loss out on a play off spot.
The 2nd half had the MVHS centre receive a yellow card for a high tackle. RHS were unable to capitalize. In fact, MVHS #2 Henderson scored a try for the visitors while being down a player.
MVHS had evened the score. MVHS were consistent in playing off of 10, and often played it back inside to forwards. RHS were able to deal with this quite well. The MVHS centres seemed to threaten every time they ran wide.
The MVHS centres were also very solid on defence. RHS did score a try by fullback Butland, who quickly picked a ball off the ground from about 20 yards out and ran it into the corner.
The 5 point lead for RHS in a game where they could lose by 2 and still make the playoffs, essentially gave them a 2 score lead.
MVHS did threaten to break a big run wide, but again, Butland made a huge tackle.
Final score was 10-5. RHS will be the second seed from their division and will travel to play in the semi final on Sunday May 29th.
Thanks to Kyle Bragdon for pics of the RHS game. We will be back on the weekend with an update on the standings. One regular season game remains.