Stadium Series Continues May 3-5 with Matches At Shawnigan, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Surrey
Games scheduled for May 3-5 loom large on the BC Senior Boys high school Rugby calendar, with the Premier league and the cross-zone Stadium Series set to continue.
In the Premier league, top ranked Shawnigan hosts #2 St. George's. The visitors are fresh off a 33-19 victory over Oak Bay, and travel to the Island knowing a win will see them not only take control of the Premier competition but also take a big step towards securing the Derek Hyde-Lay Shield.
Likewise, Oak Bay visits a dangerous Carson Graham side, which upset St. George's 20-17 three weeks ago.
Game times and venues on May 4 are listed in the Stadium Series schedule below.
All four Premier teams are jockeying for playoff positioning in advance of the BC AAAA tournament May 30-June 1 in Abbotsford.
PREMIER RUGBY – 1st XV LEAGUE TABLE (up to and including April 27)
Team P W L D BP Pts
Shawnigan 2 2 0 0 2 10
Carson Graham 2 2 0 0 1 9
St. George's 2 1 1 0 2 6
Oak Bay 3 1 2 0 1 5
A fifth Premier team, Earl Marriott, while winless to date at Premier level, will return to the AAA ranks for zone and BC playoffs. The Mariners have drawn Fraser Valley rival and current BC AAA #1 ranked Yale in a juicy May 4 matchup.
In the rest of the Stadium Series, played at venues across the province, all the scheduled games will impact provincial rankings. Relative newcomers and BC AAA #3 South Delta travel to the Island to take on Claremont. The Sun Devils failed to move to the top of AAA by the slimmest of margins last week, falling 35-34 to Yale in a thrilling contest.
Likewise, at AAA level, #2 West Vancouver travels to Abbotsford to take on #4 Robert Bateman, while a talented Lord Byng squad visits Semiahmoo.
At AA level, Clarence Fulton meets a big and physical GW Graham side in Kelowna, while #3 Brentwood goes up against #4 Rockridge.
On May 5, traditional AA powers SMUS and Collingwood, currently BC AA #1 and #2, clash in Victoria as part of the Blue Jags’ annual Alumni Weekend festivities.
Thanks in advance to all the referees. May the games showcase all that is best about high school sport!!
Stadium Series Round 2
Teams (Zones) Venue KO
RA McMath (LM) vs. DW Poppy (FV) DW Poppy 4.00 pm
Rockridge (LM) vs. Brentwood College (VI) Shawnigan 1.00 pm
South Delta(FV) vs. Claremont (VI) Shawnigan 1.00 pm
Lord Tweedsmuir (FV) vs. GP Vanier (VI) Shawnigan 2:30 pm
Langley Secondary (FV) vs. GNS (VI) Shawnigan 4:00 pm
Sir Charles Tupper (LM) vs. NDSS (VI) Shawnigan 4:00 pm
St. George’s vs. Shawnigan Lake (VI) Shawnigan 4:00 pm
Elgin Park (FV) vs. Kelowna Secondary (OK) Kelowna Sec 2:30 pm
GW Graham (FV) vs. Clarence Fulton (OK) Kelowna Sec 2:30 pm
Brookswood (FV) vs. LV Rogers (Koot) Kelowna Sec 4:00 pm
Gleneagle (FV) vs. Penticton (OK) Kelowna Sec 4:00 pm
Handsworth (LM) vs. WJ Mouat (FV) Rotary Stadium 4:00pm
Sentinel (LM) vs. Mountain (FV) Rotary Stadium 5:30 pm
West Vancouver (LM) vs. Robert Bateman (FV) Rotary Stadium 7:00 pm
Lord Byng (LM) vs. Semiahmoo (FV) South Surrey 2:30pm
Argyle (LM) vs. Fleetwood (FV) South Surrey 2:30 pm
Sardis (FV) vs. Belmont (VI) South Surrey 4:00 pm
Yale (FV) vs. Earl Marriott (FV) South Surrey 4:00 pm
Carson Graham (LM) vs. Oak Bay (VI) Klahanie 4:00 pm
Collingwood (LM) vs. SMUS (VI) SMUS 3:45pm
Rankings (from BCSSRU.com)
1) Shawnigan Lake
2) Oak Bay
3) Carson Graham
4) St. George's
5) Earl Marriott
2) West Vancouver
3) South Delta
4) Robert Bateman
6) RE Mountain
7) Lord Byng
8) Fleetwood Park
10 GP Vanier
1) St Michael's University
5) GW Graham
6) DW Poppy
7) RA McMath
8) Clarence Fulton
9) LV Rogers
10) Sir Charles Tupper