The Stark County High School rugby team hosted Brunswick this past weekend. It was a hard fought battle, but the Maddogs came up short, losing 22-10. Scoring try's were Sam Fenton (Hoover) and Jon McDonald (Lake), McDonald was unsuccessful on both conversion kicks.
Head Coach Dan Sturtz said "Brunswick were state champs last year, they are a very good team. We played well against them. If we clean up our mistakes, we can beat a team of that caliber. I am proud of the boys today, but now they see that we can compete with the top level teams in our league. They will take the momentum of today into next weeks match."
The High School team will travel to Hudson to play on Sunday April 13th at 1:00pm in a DII league match.
In action later that day, the Canton Mens team hosted Erie in DIII action. The Maddogs lost 74-5. Andrew Hopwood scored a try for Canton, John McMullen was unsuccessful on the conversion kick. The Mens team travels to Pa for a DIII match with Westmoreland on Saturday April 12th at noon.
The Canton Maddogs hosted Pitt City for a DIII match this past Saturday, coming away with a 17-12 victory. Scoring trys for the Maddogs were Jeremy Kimble with 1 and Chris Fili with 2. John McMullen converted one kick.
Pack Captain Scott Hills said "Today was out first action of the year and it was sloppy at times, due to rustiness and also due to the weather. But we came together and played well, and we were able to stand together at the end of the match and secure the win. Thanks to all our fans who braved the cold and rain and supported us for our home opener."
On Sunday, the Stark County High School team hosted Copley in a DII divisional match. The younger Maddogs were able to secure a 10-0 victory over the Crusaders. Scoring trys were Cole Bellinger (Hoover) and Sam Fenton (Hoover). Jon McDonald (Lake) was unsuccessful on both conversion kicks.
Head Coach Dan Sturtz said "This team has come a long way in the past 3 years. We have boys on this team that are 3 year veterans and boys that just started this year. But they have prepared together the last two months for playing in this division. They had success today because they helped each other out, they were not selfish, they supported each other the entire match. I am proud of this whole team."
This coming Saturday, April 5th, is double the action as the Stark County High School team hosts Brunswick at 12:00pm and then Canton Rugby hosts Erie at 1:00pm. Both matches will be held at Weis Park.
Men's Club Updates
Canton Rugby is pleased to announce its 2014 spring schedule. The Maddogs will host Pitt City (DIII league match) on March 29th, Erie (DIII league match) on April 5th, and Youngstown Steel Valley on April 19th. All home matches are slated for 1:00pm kickoff and located at Weis Park. Canton will travel to Westmoreland (DIII league match) on April 12th, to Utica on April 26th, Greensburg on May 3rd, and Battlecreek on May 17th.
The Maddogs are always looking for more members, for more information email us at email@example.com
High School Rugby Updates
The Canton Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule for the Stark County High School team. The team is comprised of players from high schools all over the county, including Lake, Hoover, Perry, GlenOak, Jackson and Dover. They will be playing in Ohio Division IIAA Cleveland South Region, which culminates at the end of the season with a state tournament for all Ohio schools in Division II.
The Maddogs will host Copley March 30th at 1:00pm, Brunswick on April 5th at 12:00pm, Coventry on April 19th at 12:00pm, and St Ignatius on May 2nd at 7:00pm. They will travel to play Hudson April 13th at 1:00pm, to Revere on April 27th at 1:00pm, to Coventry April 30th at 6:00pm, and to Strongsville on May 9th for a 5:00pm match. All home games are held at Weis Park.