Rugby takes on a loss against Catholic Central

Rugby takes on a loss against Catholic Central

On Wednesday, May 3, the FHC rugby team hosted Grand Rapids Catholic Central at the administration building.  The Dead Heads were looking to bounce back after suffering a very hard loss to Rockford in their previous game. This would be a good test for the team to show their capability to perform well and fight.

“Yesterday we had a great first half against a very well-coached and tough Catholic team,” coach Anderson said. “In rugby, a few mistakes can cost you and we just had a few areas that Catholic Central exploited from us.”

The Dead Heads started off the game hot with lots of pressure and good ball movement and structure. But GRCC had its fair shot at opportunities too. However, the Rangers held strong for the majority of the time— only conceding three scores in the first half. Despite being down 21-0 at halftime, the boys kept fighting, coming up just short of the score zone multiple times.

“We just need to work on playing for 70 minutes as a team and not break down after the other team scores,” senior Evan Lubben said.

At the start of the second half, the boys came out positively and didn’t let the score get them down. With their toughness still showing, they were able to score into the second half to bring the score within 21-7. But GRCC was able to punch the ball into the endzone one last time to make it 28-7 Catholic, which just put the Dead Heads out of reach to win the game. The Dead Heads fell 28-7 after a very exciting and thrilling match, despite the score.

“Our guys play though physical rugby. If we can clean a few things up, we can be a really good team,” coach Brad Anderson noted. “We have a match against Kentwood this upcoming week and that should be a very good battle.”

Despite the loss, the boys are eager to bounce back and get a win. Their next game is Friday, May 12, at home. Make sure to be out there and cheer on the Dead Heads in their last game.