TPHS Junior Varsity Rugby team wins fourth championship

The Torrey Pines Junior Varsity Rugby team defeated Citrus Valley (Redlands), 36-10, to win its fourth consecutive Southern California Youth Rugby High School JV Championship on Feb. 15 in a White Division title match at Cathedral Catholic High School.

Scrum half Bryce Pickwell opened the scoring for the Falcons at the 15-minute mark, but Citrus Valley tied-it-up, 5-5 going into halftime. Torrey Pines re-configured its offensive plan and inside center Alex Packer broke open the game with two long tries in the second half, while No. 8 Brandon Cole and flanker Ryan Fetzer added scores.

Fly Half Lucas Cruz connected on several conversion kicks to put the game out-of-reach. Flanker Kevin Misak was in the thick-of-things all day and was named “Man-of-the-Match” for Forwards for his tenacious defensive play.

Back Row (L to R): Head Coach William “Chief” Leversee, Assistant Coaches Fareed Karbassyoon, Chike Outlaw and Sam Berry.
Middle Row: Bryce Pickwell, Alec Packer, Rio Reinholz, Blake Richards-Smith, Lucas Cruz, Juan Pawluszek, Chris Vilchis, Roberto Espinoza, Sami Baki.
Front Row (Seated): Raul Frias, Cole Maes-Valley, Nick Zimmer, Team Captain Brandon Cole, Kevin Misak, Emmanuael Garcia, Ryan Fetzer, Jack Roberts, Gunnar Moseman.
Not pictured: Players Tanner Watkins, Ben Spitters, Tito Angulo, Tim Cavanagh, Eduardo Mendez; Coach Gil Covey. Photo/Meghan Pickwell. Report: Tim Pickwell

Related posts:

  1. Torrey Pines Varsity and JV rugby teams victorious at recent games
  2. Torrey Pines JV Rugby Club knocks undefeated LCC off perch
  3. TPHS Junior Varsity Water Polo Team sizzles — again!
  4. San Diego Mustangs U19 youth rugby club wins Southern California championship
  5. Torrey Pines Varsity Rugby Club finishes season undefeated with 41-12 victory over La Costa Canyon

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