After a slow start for the Redhawks (we were intimidated by the size of their Varsity seniors) it ended in a rough day for Grimsley yesterday against Redhawks. After starting strong, the Tornados lost two players due to injury. With Grimsley giving up too much space out wide to the RedHawks backs the Redhawks run up the score to a 67-32.
The team played very well against a physical and fast team. We were excellent in the rucks and finished off some great tries during the course of the game. It’s important to remember to go “forward” with the ball since you are at risk standing still when taking possession. We also gave a few tries with simple mistakes. To the positive, the coaches could not be more proud of the way the HS players performed this weekend. We have been emphasizing improvement from each game to the next and I believe the boys continue to achieve this in spades.
I am still waiting on a copy and link the game 2 of “ruggerfest”. I will be using this video to help with players that are on the bubble with All-Star selection. Also I am hoping to secure footage of the Grimsley game. As soon as the videos are available I will share.
Next 3 weeks schedule:
We have no games scheduled for the next 3 consecutive weekends.
March 19/20th This coming weekend was scheduled for a bye for the Redhawks . I did reach out to a few teams but there was no availability for a friendly.
The lower ages (Middle school) will be traveling to Richmond on Saturday if you wish to support (expected noon-kick off):
Pouncey Tract Park – 4747 Pouncey Tract Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23059
March 26th/27th Bye all teams-Holidays
April 2/3 Bye all teams- Easter Holidays
Week March 20th- We will have practice Tuesday (March 15th) and Thursday March 17th)
Week March 27th –We will have practice Tuesday (March 22nd and Thursday March 24th)
Week April 3rd – Optional for high school (March 29th or March 31st)
Gonzaga Jesuit Tournament (April 16th/17th)
We will be fielding a Freshman-9th Grade team in the Gonzaga tournament. The following players have committed to the tournament and will be contacted by David Krosner on tournament details etc.
Matthew Airey, Ty Gray, Zyon Johnson, Koby Baker, Kris Thomas, Michael Fisher and Caleb Faneuf.
We believe if all our experienced players go, we will have a great chance to win this tournament and this is a tournament that will have lots of private school, college and USA rugby selectors watching.
Middle school games were cancelled due to pending lightning today. Of course the weather forecast never matches the predictions