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Idaho School District Supports HS 7s

  • 25 Sep 2018

Mountain View in front of a mountain view / Photos: darianblairphotography (see more)

Rugby Idaho and the West Ada School District are embarking on a new relationship, one that is currently fielding a girls’ high school fall 7s season. This league isn’t a state-wide endeavor, as it’s linked to the school district itself, but it could be the start of something momentous.

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“This is the first year the school district has supported rugby at any level,” explained Rugby Idaho Competition Director Kirk Bradford. “We are hearing good things from the schools and they not only want to continue to run with it next year, but two other school districts are now thinking about supporting girls 7s in the fall next year. It would create more excitement for rugby at all levels.”

The West Ada School District is located just outside of Boise and comprised mostly of Meridian, Eagle and small parts of the capital city. Five high schools supplied varsity and junior varsity teams for the two separate competitions, and over the course of five tournaments, each team will play a 12-game regular season. The sixth and final tournament (Oct. 13 at Centennial High School) will be a double-elimination district championship.

After three rounds, both Eagle and Rocky Mountain are 5-3 to lead the varsity league, but the former tops the standings on the head-to-head. Centennial is batting .500, while Mountain View (3-4-1) and Meridian (2-5-1) sit in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Individually, Eagle High School’s Stephanie Davies (12) and Ashlee Beck (10) have combined for 22 tries to lead the league. Abby Bingham (Meridian) and Nyah Cordero (Rocky Mountain) have dotted down eight times apiece and Abigail Nichols (Centennial) seven. Rocky Mountain High School’s Makayla Debry leads the league in conversions with 12 (24 pts.), while Alia Stubbs (Mountain View) comes in second with seven. Davies, Nichols and Emma Adams (Meridian) all have three conversions.

Rugby Idaho, which formed in 2009, also runs a spring 15s season and has been hosting a girls’ championship since 2012.

“I hope that this will be a spring board to supporting girls rugby in the spring. Then in future years hope that the state will sanction rugby as a sport instead of just supporting it as they do now,” Bradford concluded. “But one step at a time.”

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Eagle 30-12 Mountain View

Eagle 34-12 Centennial

Eagle 17-7 Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain 21-7 Meridian

Rocky Mountain 21-19 Mountain View

Rocky Mountain 17-0 Centennial

Meridian 17-12 Eagle

Meridian 19-15 Centennial

Centennial 20-12 Mountain View

Mountain View 24-15 Meridian


Rocky Mountain 27-10 Meridian

Rocky Mountain 22-10 Mountain View

Rocky Mountain 17-15 Eagle

Mountain View 17-15 Eagle

Mountain View 29-7 Meridian

Eagle 41-0 CentennialEagle 34-0 Meridian

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