Junior Gents extend win streak

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

CARBONDALE – The undefeated Junior Gents rugby team extended its record – with an exclamation point.

The Junior Gents, high school-age players from the Roaring Fork Valley, overwhelmed the Warriors of Denver, 98-5, last weekend.

“It was one of thoe days when everything went the home team’s way,” coach Gary Williams said. He added that the Junior Gents intended to raise the tempo of the game.

“They did not disappoint,” Williams said.

Kody Fox scored four tries and was selected as the outstanding player of the game.

Williams said he continually created chances for his teammates.

A veteran rugby crowd of parents, friends and former players from Aspen and Glenwood Springs turned out for the game at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.

Jerrart Miller, stepping onto a rugby field for his first game, also scored four tries from the wing position.

“He had a debut to remember,” Williams said.

He said other scoring included Pretorius with two tries and 14 conversions, Schneider (a rookie at the No. 8 position) with two tries, and tries from Sorensen and Williams.

“The front row of the Junior Gents dominated the scrums with Michael Wampler being the ball-winner at hooker,” Williams said. They were supported by Campanzano and Martinez at prop.

On the day, the Junior Gents fielded 10 players who are playing their first year of rugby, he said.

The Junior Gents will take on the division leaders, PAC, on Saturday.