Rugby makes debut at Torrey Pines High School

Rugby is enjoying its first season on the Torrey Pines High campus as a school sport. The team had its first match Dec. 19, 2014, a 27-12 victory over St. Augustine. The Falcons defeated Mission Vista (Oceanside) High, 55-15 on Jan. 3, and ran their record to 3-0 by beating Poway, 36-0 on Jan. 10. Five different players scored for Torrey Pines against Poway, with center Toran Raby having a break-away run late in the second half to set up the final try by forward Jeronimo Ramirez, who used a surprising burst of speed to outflank the Titan defense. Team Picture, top row (L-R): Coach Mike O’Rosky, Coach David Poole, Dylan Fetzer, Sibo Yan, Jeremy Fleet, Torran Raby, Quinn Morimoto, Mason O’Rosky, Tristen Alesi, Harrison Cohen, Rio Reinholz, Steven Mason, Jeronimo Ramirez, Brian Wahl, Brandon Trentalange, Ben Spitters, Omar Rodriguez, Ryan Cavanagh, Trent Katz, Juan Pawluszek, Benny Ruffolo, Cole Maes-Valley, Luis Osuna, Connor Mead, Coach Billy McDonald. Front row: Coach Brian Murray, Jared Rosen, Aiden Mabrito, Alec Packer, Brandon Cole, Wasef Atiya, Harlo Sinai, Dillion Najor, Brandon Hong, Jack Hoperich, Chase Rowe, Gilbert Angulo, Max Lyle, Ryan Fargo, Matthew Zimmer, Kareem Wehba, Christian Spencer, Head Coach Matty Sandoval. Not shown: Luis Cortes, Robert Espinoza, Cortland Fry, Raul Frias, Kian Hozouri, Daniel Jackson, Zach Knobbe-Hewitt, Peter Lam, Adrian Remirez, Jacob Rose, Spencer Stryker. Photo by Marisa Kuberra