A Quiet Weekend in the South as Teams Prepare for Saint Patrick’s Day


Women’s Division II FloridaThe only two women’s games played this past weekend took place in the Sunshine State of Florida. In the first game, the Indian River Raptors registered their first win of the season, as they defeated the Tampa Bay Krewe  41-25. In the second, Fort Miami stayed perfect, but not without a struggle. They outlasted the Orlando Lady Griffins 27-20.

Division II MenFlorida, six clubs met for three matchups:

The Boca Raton Buccaneers blanked Jacksonville RFC 49-0.

The Tampa Bay Krewe (5-1-1) blew out Miami RFC in a 68-28.  The Krewe’s Captain, Bill Eagan, had the following to say about his club after this weekend’s win:

“[I was] very proud and pleased with the effort from the guys this past match, and [I] really feel we have continued to build in a positive direction each and every week. Now we head into our biggest match of the season where I fully expect a tough contest from Orlando but [also] for our guys to step up to the challenge.”

Finally, the Orlando Griffins ground out a 54-35 win over the Miami Tridents.

Division II Men: True South

In the True South, only the Western clubs engaged in contests last weekend. First, the Birmingham Vulcans vaulted to a 55-17 victory over the visiting Memphis Blue.  Vulcans’ VP of Operations, Michael Laney, had this to say about his club’s performance against the Memphis Blues Saturday:

“Memphis was the bigger and stronger team in the scrums. But Birmingham found a way to manage that, stick within their game plan, and come out on top with this home victory.”

 New Orleans RFC outscored the Baton Rouge Red Stick RFC in a 29-22 finish.

Division III MenThe only Division III Men’s matchups took place in, once again, in the Sunshine State of Florida.  There, four of the division’s clubs met for two games:

The Palm Beach Panthers outplayed the Daytona Coconuts in a rather-lopsided manner, 52-21. The Sarasota Surge earned its second straight win with its two-try victory over the Indian River Raptors, 31-17.