Rugby fails to overcome learning curve and falls short to an experienced West Ottawa squad


The Forest Hills rugby team faced off against a tough West Ottawa team this past Wednesday and were looking to return on a high note from its last game against Catholic RFC. Unfortunately for Forest Hills, the Deadheads were defeated by a score of 27-7.

It was another learning curve for the team; many players and coaches had positive things to say about the game.

On Wednesday, the Deadheads saw a lot of improvements in their second test. The West Ottawa crew has built up a ton of camaraderie over the years, so the Deadheads knew they were in for a ruthless battle. The boys are still learning their positions and the laws of the game. However, they showed vast improvements on the attack. 

Tonight, we gained a little traction but still need to learn more about penalties and the laws of the game, which will help us in tight contests,” head coach Brad Anderson said.

Senior Bryce Hysong scored his first try for Forest Hills to put his team on the board. Sophomore scrum-halves Topher Beckering and Luke Piotrowski showed a lot of heart on the field by laying their bodies on the line. Senior captain Ryan Demeter, a blindside flanker, was helpful all over the field and led by example.

Overall, the team enjoyed the opportunity to play a team with powerful chemistry and have high hopes to compete at a high level against a perennial powerhouse, Detroit Catholic Central, on Saturday, May 8.