Catholic Memorial got the better of their parochial school rivals Divine Savior Holy Angels in a close battle. Hamilton defeated Green Bay to secure the 3rd place trophy, and Muskego scored their first try and earned their team’s first win.
CMH defeated DSHA 21-17 | DSHA opened the scoring early with a penalty try, but CMH was able to get back in the game with tries of their own. CMH had a kick blocked in their own end, which led to DSHA scoring a try to put them ahead and things looked grim for the the Cruisaders until a strong run that featured a number of broken tackles put CMH up for good, but it was a perilous sprint to the final whistle as DSHA immediately won possession of the ensuing kickoff, and nearly found their way in for the game-winning try.
Hamilton defeated Green Bay 46-10 | Hamilton took home the third place tropy after a gritty hardfought game against a well-organized and tough tackling Green Bay side who kept things close early. Eventually, Hamilton’s back line broke for a number of big runs that put the game away. Green Bay had tries from Kyla and Cece. Hamilton’s tries were scored by Norah Miller, Jasia Torres, Rachel Rank (x2), Ronny Ruedinger, Grace Strelow (x2), and Ayana Phelps.
Stevens Point tied Bruisers 20-20 | A try by the the Bruisers near the end of the game was able to even the score, and the teams opted to finish the game as a tie rather than play in overtime. It is the league’s first tie game in recent memory, at least five years.
DSHA B defeated Kettle Moraine 39-17 | DSHA B finished 7th in the league with a win over Kettle Moraine. Kettle Moraine had previously beaten DSHA B in the 2018 7th place game, 54-15, the last time these two teams played.
Muskego defeated Madison by forfeit | Madison borrowed players from Stevens Point to complete their 15s roster causing them to forfeit, giving Muskego their first win in team history. The combined Madison/SPASH side won the exhibition contest 47-5. But the biggest moment of the game came near the end of the contest when Muskego scored their team’s first try in team history.
Photos courtesy of Annie Weiss & Brian Frain, DSHA; Lisa Gleason & Scott Page, SPASH; Jake Dieman, Hamilton; CMH