It was a rough go for top seeds in all AAA action.
GAME #1. HTHS travelled to play Oromocto High School and found themselves being exploited by the fast back play of the hosts. HTHS countered with powerful ball running and turned it into a back and forth affair.
A key shift in personnel changed the complexion of the Trojan side and resulted in the HTHS starting Fly Half, Guimond, move into play 6 and resulted in a try by the hard running Guimond. Strong play was seen all over the field by HTHS. The starting winger moved into scrum half kept things rolling. Outstanding games played by Fall and Hammer as usual. Shannon and McAllister waited for the best time to play their best games of the year. Rarely will you see such a big 7 as McAllister cover side line to sideline and tackle outside backs all day long. Shannon’s pressure defence resulted in 2 kicks charge downs, one for a try. Shannon’s 2nd try was simply amazing. Words doesn’t to it justice. Link to the video will be posted on the weekend.
Final Score was 39-29 for HTHS.
GAME #2: MVHS hosted Saint John High. Saint John, being the 2nd seed won on the road and will play HTHS for the championship Friday at 5.
GAME #1. In a division that has had NE finalists for 3 straight year, the Moncton High Purple Knights were strong favourites to win while hosting Saint John High.
Saint John Fly Half(Porrier on the game sheet I had) opened the game with 3 tries before setting up her full back for another. MHS fought their was back, but as MHS were threatening late, The Fly Half scored her fourth try and converted it for good measure. A solid win for the visitors. Strong play from their 8 and 10 while their team defence contained MHS just enough. This was a very exciting team to watch and demonstrated taking on the ball with great pace. They will be fun to watch in the final.
In addition to Porrier 4 tries and one convert(22 points), Graham added 7 points from a try and convert.
MHS try scorers were: Paterson, Green and Jones. One convert by LeBlanc.
Final Score was 29-17 for Saint John.
GAME #2. RHS had to visit powerhouse Simonds. Simonds were the only 1st seed in the AAA to defend home field this season and earn the honour to host an all Saint John Final this Thursday as that host SJS.
Good Luck to all the teams still in action. Great season by all those teams who participated this last weekend.