Falcons Kick Off Season With A Ruck-us

By Owen Hunt & Colin McCarley

This past weekend the Falcons’ Rugby team participated in the Annual Kickoff Tournament at Cordova High School, as the Falcons took on Center Parkway, Santa Cruz United, and Solo Rugby Club. In their first match of the day, the Falcons had a rough showing, losing 12-0 to Center Parkway. The Falcons showed their strength in their scrums and lineouts, had great hits from Travis Vaughn (‘18), Mitchell Berger (‘18), Nick Piper (‘19) and a standout performance by Owen Clark (‘19).

The second match was against Santa Cruz United. The Falcons recovered from their recent loss and found their rhythm. Tries from Jeremy Fernandez (‘18), Jeremy Rhodes (‘18), and Berger put the Falcons in the winner’s circle at 31-10. Colin McCarley (’18) and Clark received men of the match with their stellar performances.

The final match of the day was against Solo Rugby Club. The Falcons exhaustion from the previous two games hurt their performance but did not stop them from taking a 12-0 W. Rhodes and Emeril Cedros (‘19) won men of the match. Come support our boys as they take on Gridley this Saturday at one o’clock on the CB fields in their first league match.