Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Sunday, 15 May 2011 14:15    PDF Print Write e-mail
Penn State Semis for HS, U19
School Age - Boys
Bishop Shanahan v Burrell. Ray Doyle photo
South Hills v Downingtown. Ray Doyle photo

Kennett Square, Pa. -- The finals are now set for the Pennsylvania State Boys Rugby Championships.

Results from Saturday’s four semifinal matches, played at Unionville High School, are:


#1 Burrell 32, #4 Bishop Shanahan 10
In an intensely physical match, Burrell used its superior size and physicality to wear down a very talented Shanahan side.

Shanahan Scoring:
Tries: Ryan Kenna Joe Brugger

Burrell Scoring:
Tries: Matt Hess Jesse Burton, Matt Zamba, Kevin Unchapher
Convs: Dan Donanski 3, Hess

#2 St. Joseph’s Prep 29, #3 Malvern Prep 19
This match was tied at 19 with about 5 minutes left. Then St. Joe’s Patrick Kardish, who was outstanding with his kicking all day, converted a crucial penalty kick with time running out to establish a 3 point lead and a late try by Brian Keown sealed the win.

St. Joe’s Prep Scoring:
Tries: Albert Velez, Brian Keown
Convs: Patrick Kardish 2
Pens: Kardish 5

Malvern Prep Scoring:
Tries: Pierucci, Majors, McCordy
Convs: Pierucci


#5 Downingtown Boys 37, #8 South Hills Fatheads 17
Downingtown was able to get the ball outside in the second half, enabling several long runs that proved to be the difference. Emotions ran high in this match between two excellent sides.

#2 North Penn Iron Lions 24, #4 Doylestown Boys 17
In a barnburner of a match, North Penn ran out to an early lead, but Doylestown stormed back to make it close. No one left anything on the pitch in this contest between titans.

All winners play Sunday for the state titles