October 1, 2022

Previous Seasons

 

2019 Season Results

Congratulations to our Tigers Rugby Football club for winning the 2019 D2 High School Championsh2019 State HS Champions

How ’bout them TIGERS?!

Tigers Rugby HS Boys scored a last-second try in overtime to raise the Championship trophy, winning 24-17 over a strong, resilient and previously unbeaten Boulder team.

Below is the link to the photo gallery of your 2019 State Champions Tigers Rugby Football Club!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zerQDUsEF5JpEAbK9

2018 Season Results

 

 

 

2006 Season Recap

2006 TIGERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB AWARDS PRESENTED AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday, May 27, 2006,  Broomfield Colorado:  Tigers RFC announced their 2006 Player Awards at their Annual
General Meeting.  Senior Captain Matt O’Brian and Sammy Glynn tied in the voting of players and coaches for the
prestigious Most Valuable Player Award.  O’Brian was also voted the Tiger’s 2006 Best Forward.  Glynn was the club’s
leading scorer with 89 points, setting the club record for points scored in one season as a rookie.  Senior Captain Steve
Blevins, of Broomfield HS was voted the 2006 Best Back,  Jason DeLange, of Broomfield HS was the 2006 Best Rookie
Back, and Eric Serani, the Broomfield HS 2006 Valedictorian was acknowledged as  the Tigers RFC Best Rookie Forward
for the 2006 season.
Tigers RFC Presented Team Sportsmanship Award by CYR
Tigers RFC  was  presented the 2006 CYR Team Sportsmanship Award at the Colorado Youth Rugby (CYR)
Championship Matches on Wednesday night, May 17th.  The 2006 All Star Match was played on Wednesday, May 24th at
Holy Family High School’s Mike G. Gabriel Stadium.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006, Mike G. Gabriel Stadium, Holy Family High School, Broomfield Colorado: The 2006 All
Star Match was played on Wednesday, May 24th at Holy Family High School’s Mike G. Gabriel Stadium.  Tigers Captain, Matt O’Brian started the game for the Blue side, coached by ERRFU U-19 select side skipper, Steve Lewis.  O’Brian was joined by Tigers Sam Glynn and Kevin Scherr in the second half.  Sam Glynn scored on a conversion with a drop kick as
the Blue side with 3 Tigers players prevailed 31-5.
Saturday, May 13, 2006, Robert A. Easton Regional Park, Littleton, Colorado:  Tigers RFC finished the 2006 campaign in the Colorado Youth Rugby Boys Plate Semifinal Match with a 27-10 loss to Cherry Creek RFC.  To qualify, the Tigers topped Legacy RFC 12-5 in the Quarterfinal.  Sam Glynn capped the season scoring with a 47 meter field goal, and
converted two of three tries on the day.  Veteran Prop Neil Quinlivan scored his first try ever to put the Tigers in the Semifinal Match 7-7 at halftime.
In the earlier Quarterfinal Match, Jason DeLange helped put the Tigers ahead just before the half at 7-5 fighting uphill and against the wind .  Kevin Scherr scooped up a loose ball and sprinted 40 meters for the 12-5 final score.  Tigers RFC finishes with a record of 15-7-1.
Saturday, May 6, 2006, Ridgeview Academy, Watkins, Colorado: Tigers RFC bowed out of the State Championship Bracket with a 27-5 loss to Chaparral HS RFC.  Jason DeLange scored the lone try for the Tigers, now 14-6-1 on the season.  A Plate Bracket Quarterfinal Match shapes up as a rematch with Legacy HS RFC who beat Tigers RFC 24-21 just two weeks ago.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado:  Legacy HS RFC took the first match of a three year rivalry with cross-town rival Tigers RFC 24-21.  Tigers went up early on a penalty kick by Sam Glynn and a try by Wyatt Sessions.  A penalty try, awarded to Legacy and the follow up conversion made it 8-7.  Wyatt Sessions,  running
hard, put the Tigers ahead by six, before Sam Glynn connected again on a penalty kick.  Glynn was 2 for 2 on penalty kicks, and 0 for 2 on conversions for the day.  Before the end of the first half, Legacy pressured Tigers deep and after a penalty kick was wide right, the Legacy support set up a late try.  The missed  conversion made it 16-12 Tigers lead at half time.  On the opening sequence of the second half, Legacy took the lead 17-16 with a steady attack and a great rucking effort.  The game dragged on through the second half until Jason DeLange put the Tigers back ahead 21-17 covering a loose ball off a kick and ruck.  With five minutes remaining in the match,  Legacy pushed the Tigers deep into their end and were awarded a second penalty try.  The conversion made the final 24-21, Legacy.  Tigers RFC will join Legacy in the qualifying round of the State Championship Tournament at Ridgeview Academy in Watkins on Saturday, May 6, 2006, where four teams will advance to the second weekend of the tournament and meet the 4 Division Champions.
Thursday, April 20, 2006, Englewood, Colorado: The Coaches of Colorado Youth Rugby (CYR) selected Tigers Rugby Football Club as the winner of the state’s Team Sportsmanship Award.  This is the second year in a row that the Broomfield & Arvada based high school boys rugby club will receive this prestigious honor.  The presentation to Tigers’ players and coaches will take place at the CYR State Championship Match, in May. Tigers RFC draws players from Holy Family, Broomfield, Erie, and Pomona High Schools.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Pleasant View Field, Boulder, Colorado: Continuing their pursuit of the North Division Championship, Tigers Rugby Football Club used speed and pressure to upend Boulder RFC, 47-15.  Kevin Scherr, the 2004 Colorado Youth Rugby Player of the Year, put up two tries on a pair of 30 meter bursts.  As an omen of things to come, Scherr took the opening kickoff a step too soon and had a third possible try called back.  Outstanding pressure from the scrumhalf, Eddie Page, brilliant defensive coverage by 8-man Eric Serani, straight up running by prop, Neil Quinlivan, and the debut of Travis McKee of Pomona High School in Arvada highlighted the victory. Captain Steve Blevins started the scoring after backing up Boulder to their goal line, and touching down a loose ball in goal. The back line hit  the gain line with great pace all day.  Jason DeLange, Sam Glynn, John Castillo added a try apiece to fuel the fire.  A 33-15 halftime margin was also helped by Sam Glynn’s kicking, who was 6 for 7 on conversions including a long attempt from right sideline and a drop kick.  In a B-side match, Zach Sorenson evened the score at 5-5 before Steve Blevins got away up the left side as time ran out for the win at 10-5.  No conversions were attempted in the second match by either team.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Shea Stadium, Highlands Ranch, Colorado: Highlands Ranch HS Boys Rugby Football
Club matched a similar style of offense to the Tigers RFC A-side and took an important interdivisional league game 33-19.
In a game of missed tackles and opportunities, the Tigers saw bright daylight with runs for tries by Steve Blevins, Jonathan
Castillo and Kevin Scherr.   A win today would have put them up in the polls and farther ahead in the standings.  Sammy
Glynn went two for three on conversions, and missed a drop goal and a penalty goal.  Offensive pressure, despite the wind
in their face, put the Tigers in the game,  21-14 at halftime. The wind at their back and good speed across the back line
was not enough to save the Tigers on this day, as conditioning failed them down the stretch.
Wednesday, April 5, 2006, Championship Field, Broomfield Colorado: Tigers Rugby Football Club won their third league game to hold on to first place in Colorado Youth Rugby’s North Division with a 29-17 victory over the North Side Vikings RFC.  In a second match, the Tigers and Vikings played a sevens match, ending 46-7, Tigers.  In the first game, Steve Blevins blocked a kick for Jason DeLange to touch down and opened the scoring with great pressure on the goal line.   Wyatt Sessions added another, and Sam Glynn made the lead 24-5 at half-time with the first try of his career.   Sammy also went 3 for 4 on conversion kicks, one for two on penalty kicks and 0 for one in drop goal attempts.  Matt O’Brian, Holy Family’s All State offensive tackle-turned 8-Man scored off a well taken 20 meter penalty run in the second half.  High winds in the Tigers face neutralized their kicking game.  Sloppy rucks and mauls characterized the second half, ending with the 29-17 final count. In the second game, Jonathan Castillo, a senior from Holy Family High School’s 2005 State Championship Football squad made his debut as a rugby starter in a sevens match, scoring his first three tries and added 1 for 1 conversion on a drop kicked attempt.  Broomfield High School football standout, Jason DeLange, and Holy Family freshman Markus Harvey added 2 tries apiece.  Wyatt Sessions of Broomfield High School scored a try and went 1 for 4 on conversions.  DeLange hit his first drop kicked conversion.  Captain, Steven Blevins, missed a conversion, but the damage was done with a 46-7 victory.  The Tigers are 11-3-1 overall and 3-1 in league play.
SWARMing Tigers Host and Place Third in Rocky Mountain Classic
Saturday, April 1, 2006, Robert A. Easton Regional Park, Littleton, Colorado:  Tigers RFC combined with SWARM of Littleton, Colorado to take third place in the Rocky Mountain Classic High School Boy’s Rugby Tournament for the second year in a row.  In addition to serving as the host and Director of the tournament, the Tigers put up two wins and a loss on the day.  The Tigers, drawing 14 players due to Spring Break, SATs and injuries, borrowed 11 players from the Southwest Area Rugby Men, giving all players a share of the play throughout the day.  In the first game of the tournament, the bracket play pitted the “SWARMing Tigers Rugby Football Club” against Santa Fe Area High School Rugby Club.  The Tigers dominated the first half going up 10-0 on tries by Justin McDonald and Rick Penny of SWARM.  Chris Feese and Matt O’Brian put the conversions wide left.  In the second half, Drew Laskowski of SWARM capitalized on constant pressure by the powerful Tigers back line.  SWARM’s Chris Feese played the wind nicely and sailed it through for the last conversion attempt making the final 17-0.   As tournaments advance in the winner’s bracket, the competition should likely get stiffer.  True to form, the Tigers second round opponent was a perennial nemesis, Ridgeview Academy.  Attempting to revenge two losses to the correctional facility athletes last year, the Tigers missed a chance to go ahead early when Matt O’Brian punched his second penalty kick of the day wide right .  The merged club representing Holy Family, Broomfield, Chatfield and Mullen High Schools fought well, but could not convert.  On the last play of regulation time, knotted at 0-0, a blocked 22 meter drop out, put Ridgeview inside, where they scooped up a loose ball and sprinted 15 meters for the try.  The conversion put the Tigers down 7-0 at full time. The final match of the day, for third place, presented more trouble in the form of Colorado Springs U-19 Rugby Football Club, the reigning Colorado Youth Rugby State Champions.  Great back line play and defense set the tone, and a peaking set of scrummies gave rucking support.  SWARM ‘n Tigers pressed Colorado Springs repeatedly to their goal line with flyhalf Steve Blevins’ kicking and hard running by Jason DeLange, Kenny Ford, Markus Harvey and Matt Wilkins.  An assortment of  SWARM flankers created a powerful set of wings.  Putting Springs’ offside, gave Matt O’Brian a penalty attempt that he nailed to put the Tigers up 3-0.   As time ran out in the first half, O’Brian again, playing flanker, snuck into the flyhalf position and padded the lead with a 25-meter drop goal.  The second half went slowly and gradually backward as the Colorado Springs added the pressure from the scrum, line-outs and penalties including a successful penalty kick to close he gap to 6-3.  With Colorado Springs pressing deep late in the game, the Tigers dug out with kicks into touch until time ran out with the Tigers driving at midfield. The Tigers Coaching staff, players and Colorado Youth Rugby would like to express our sincere and profuse gratitude to the Broomfield and Holy Family High School parents who cooked and served over 350 high school boys and girls, coaches, medics, parents and spectators all day.  SWARM players and coaches blended well with Tigers RFC for an impressive display with players who rarely play against each other, let alone together.  As tournament director, I must also thank David Doessel, CYR President and SWARM Head Coach for his assistance in setting the brackets, and securing the field set-ups and for his expert administrative guidance.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006, Greenbriar Park, Fort Collins, Colorado: When the Tigers Rugby Football Club
arrived at Fort Collins, a storm was brewing under dark towering clouds.  The Tigers felt overshadowed all day by sheer
numbers (30 Fort Collins players to 16 for the Tigers).  Luckily, only 15 players could play at a time, but Fort Collins Youth
Rugby put out their 15 biggest high school boys against a disciplined Tigers team.  The Broomfield based high school
boys rugby club methodically set the pace of the match, coming from behind for the Tigers’ second league win of the
season, 18-15.  In the first half, an overload up the left sideline put Ft. Collins up early at 7-0.  Sam Glynn made 2 of 4
penalty kicks to narrow the margin to 7-6 by halftime.  FCYRC caught the Tigers back row off guard with a lumbering try
by their 8-man from 30 meters out and missed the conversion.  Tiger’s Steve Blevins went in from Inside Center to give
the Tigers back in it at 12-11.  Sam Glynn missed the conversion.  A penalty gave FCYR a four-point cushion.  Eddie
Page racked a Ft. Collins back and breathed life into the Tigers’ charge.  Wyatt Sessions took advantage an over
aggressive Ft. Collins center when he joined the back line from fullback and put the Tigers in close.  Then, Wyatt took
another loose ball straight up, breaking three tackles for the win.  Sam Glynn added a conversion to set the bar at 18-15.
Matt O’Brian took the ball out of a ruck from the right side and put a drop kick just wide.  Then, like a déjà vu rematch of
last year’s game, the Tigers clawed out a victory on their own goal line by stopping a line out, three five meter scrums and
a penalty until time finally expired.  In a second match against Ft. Collins B side, the same Tigers, with five Ft. Collins
substitutions, played to a 5-5 tie until the light faded.  Steve Blevins gave the Tigers side a lead on a long try and missed
his own conversion.
TIGERS UNDEFEATED IN SPRING FLING ROUND-ROBIN
Saturday, March 18, 2006, Northglenn, Colorado:  Tigers Rugby Football Club won a round robin, going 3-0 at the Spring Fling Tournament including their first league win of the season.  The club record improved to 6-2, and they are currently 1-1 in league play. In the opener, against Ponderosa High School RFC, the Tigers went up 12-0 in the first half and held on for the win.  Eagle High School’s Bob Kemp, playing second row, started the party with a loose ball pick up and carried it 40 meters for the 5 point try.  Sam Glynn hit the conversion to make it 7-0.  Matt O’Brian led the charge when Sam Glynn missed a penalty goal attempt.  O’Brian, a senior captain from Holy Family High School ran down the unattended ball behind the confused Ponderosa players and grounded it for the try.  Sammy Glynn missed the conversion and a later drop goal, but he was gold when it counted. The thriller of the day was a worrisome match against 2005 State Semifinalist Aurora Saracens who went up 10-0 on powerful overloads in the first 10 minutes.  Broomfield’s Jason DeLange countered by slashing off a skip from the flyhalf with great pace.  DeLange finished it by breaking the the base of the goalpost with a Saracen defender, then touched it down to give the Tigers hope at 10-5.  Glynn missed the conversion, but connected later on a 40 meter penalty kick  to close the gap, 10-8 at the half.  The second half was decided with clean, hard hitting by the Tigers and a dominant hook.   But a drop goal by Sam Glynn put the Tiger ahead by a point at 11-10.  Saracens went down hard, including Mark Harvey’s crunching stop on a seasoned veteran center as he was about to break one.  Line-outs were effective and the Tigers were surprisingly dominant in the scrum against a large Saracen pack. With their third game of the day presenting an interdivisional league game, the Tigers stopped the Carbondale/Aspen Junior Gentlemen 20-10.  Steve Blevins scored two tries on speed and teamwork.  Sam Glynn went 3 for 5 in drop goal attempts on the day, and 2 for 7 on conversions.  Glynn grubbed a long kick that Wyatt Sessions of Broomfield High School picked up and touched down for a try.  While  taking a 7-5 lead at halftime, the Tigers kicked, rucked and won the hook to establish the pace of the game.  The backline worked it wide to the corner, while deep in the Jr. Gents end.  Inside Center Steve Blevins looped around a valiant Kevin Scherr at wing, who flipped it back to Blevins and put the Tigers further ahead.   Sam Glynn put up a late drop goal attempt that sailed 35 meters against the wind and dropped just over
the crossbar to end the scoring.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Regis High School Stadium, Aurora, Colorado: Tigers Rugby Football Club dropped their third straight Colorado Catholic High School Rugby Championship game against Regis Jesuit High School RFC by a final score of 41-10.  Regis rucked well and distributed the ball quickly to the corners as the Tigers spotted them 19 points by halftime, Sam Glynn missed a 35 meter drop goal attempt as the Tigers pressed deep to start out the second half.
Tigers kept the pressure on and Glynn put the Tigers on the board with a 30 meter penalty goal.  Then, off an exceptional
ruck by Eric Serani on his goal line, Steve Blevins went the distance.  Sam Glynn hit the conversion to put the Tigers back
in it at 24-10, before Regis pulled away.  The loss put the Tigers at 3-2 overall and 0-1 in league play.
Saturday, March 4, 2006, Jacobs Field, Denver, Colorado: Cherry Creek High School Rugby Football Club met Tigers RFC today at Jacob’s Field as a curtain raiser to Queen City RFC matches.  Cherry Creek started out in the Tigers end, until the backline warmed up and pressured with potent kicking.  Grubs and pops by Wyatt Sessions and Matt O’Brian resulted in a penalty try and conversion after Creek obstructed a grub between the posts. Broomfield’s senior captain Steve Blevins used his speed and wisdom to put the Tigers up 14-0 in the first 20 minutes. Zulu Warrior, Matt Wilkins, a Holy Family sophomore, scored on a short run with great movement by the backline for his first ever try to close the scoring at 22-15.  Sammy Glynn went 2 for 3 on conversions, 1 for 2 on drop goals and was 0-1 on penalty goals.  A drop goal attempt fell just short from 45 meters.  Glynn made his first ever drop goal on his second attempt of the day from 35 meters off a successful Tigers’ hook and scrum.  Line-outs, rucking and an offensive kicking game gave the backline plenty of choices.  The forwards get better each week.  The tight five, including Broomfield HS’s senior captain Adam Ortega, Marcus Lucero, Markus Harvey, Eric Serani, Zac Gonzales and Neil Quinlivan gave the Cherry Creek pack all they wanted.  Constant pressure from the flankers and backline was the rule of the day despite plenty of personnel rotations in
the Tigers’ second pre-season scrimmage.
Saturday, February 25, 2006, Denver East HS, Denver, Colorado: Tigers Rugby Football Club faced the 2005 State Runner-up, Denver East with mixed results.  Against the top-ranked side in the state, Tigers RFC was shut-out 31-0.   Tigers rebounded to return the favor against East’s B side, 12-0, and C side by the score of 20-0.  The Tigers built up their kicking game as the day wore on.  Jason DeLange, a Senior from Broomfield HS offered two tries. DeLange’s second try converted a brilliant 30 meter carry and ruck by Center Markus Harvey, a Freshman from Holy Family HS.   Sammy Glynn converted 1 of 5 conversions and 1 of 3 penalty kicks.  Glynn, a Junior Flyhalf and kicker from Holy Family HS missed two drop goal attempts, one from 40 meters, wide right.  Flankers Quincy Anderson and  Eddie Page of Holy Family and Scrumhalf Zach Sorenson of Broomfield HS each grounded tries.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006, Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado: Over 60 high school aged boys held a joint practice and scrimmage hosted by Tigers Rugby Football Club.  Players from Legacy Rugby Football Club and the North Side Vikings  (Northglenn) met to review safety issues of scrums and line-outs, and to simply play rugby together.