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FRIARS SHUTOUT GECKOS IN BATTLE OF RUGBY BEATEN

The last game of the high school rugby regular season ended, as is it does every year, with Guam’s biggest rugby rivalry between the FD Friars and GW Geckos. The defending champion Friars and Geckos were both sporting unbeaten records heading into Saturday’s contest with FD walking away victors 10-0.

By Robert Balajadia

Friars finish regular season by shutting out Geckos

The last game of the high school rugby regular season ended, as is it does every year, with Guam’s biggest rugby rivalry between the FD Friars and GW Geckos. The defending champion Friars and Geckos were both sporting unbeaten records heading into Saturday’s contest with FD walking away victors 10-0.

The Friars scored in the opening five minutes with Kaleb Duenas breaking loose for a try through three Geckos off a penalty. A Matias Calvo field goal after the try made the game a quick 7-0 with Calvo later scoring on another field goal to further the FD lead 10-0 late in the half.

Neither team managed to put points in the second half, though the Geckos managed to get five yards away from a try late in the second half due to Friar penalties. The FD defense held strong, booting away the Geckos chances after turnovers.

The highly contested battle resulted in a red-card ejection from both teams setting the tone for what is sure to be an even bigger battle if their on a crash course to another championship showdown, as they’ve met in the finals for the past four seasons.

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Wettengel
Hosts: Sanchez
TIME VISITORS HOME BOYS/GIRLS
4:00pm JFK 0 GW 0 Boys Junior Varsity
4:15pm Simon Sanchez 5 Southern 5 Boys Junior Varsity
4:30pm Father Duenas 0 Okkodo 5 Boys Junior Varsity
4:45pm GW 0 St. Paul 12 Boys Junior Varsity
5:00pm JFK 0 Southern 24 Boys Junior Varsity
5:15pm GW 7 Okkodo 14 Boys Junior Varsity
5:30pm Southern 15 Father Duenas 7 Boys Junior Varsity
5:45pm St. Paul 14 Simon Sanchez 12 Boys Junior Varsity
Thursday February 23, 2016 at TBD
Hosts:TBD
TIME VISITORS HOME BOYS/GIRLS
4:00pm Okkodo 17 Sanchez 5 Girls Junior Varsity
4:15pm Okkodo 0 Academy 12 Girls Varsity TACKLE
4:30pm ND 0 Okkodo 34 Girls Junior Varsity
4:45pm Southern 0 Academy 7 Girls Varsity TACKLE
5:00pm Sanchez 0 Academy 5 Girls Junior Varsity
5:15pm Sanchez 0 Academy 10 Girls Varsity TACKLE
5:30pm Sanchez 5 ND 10 Girls Junior Varsity
5:45pm GW 5 Academy 7 Girls Junior Varsity
Saturday February 25, 2017 at GW
Hosts: GW
TIME VISITORS HOME BOYS/GIRLS
9:00am Southern 5 Tiyan 5 Boys Varsity
10:15am Sanchez 28 Guam High 7 Boys Varsity
11:30am JFK 5 Okkodo 7 Boys Varsity
1:00pm FD 10 GW 0 Boys Varsity
2:20pm JFK 0 Tiyan 43 Girls Varsity TACKLE
2:40pm Sanchez 14 Okkodo 12 Girls Varsity TACKLE
3:00pm Guam High 5 Academy 22 Girls Varsity TACKLE
3:20pm GW 53 JFK 0 Girls Varsity TACKLE
3:40pm Sanchez 5 Southern 12 Girls Varsity TACKLE
4:00pm Guam High 0 Okkodo 31 Girls Varsity TACKLE
4:20pm Academy 17 ND 12 Girls Varsity TACKLE
4:40pm Sanchez 7 GW 31 Girls Varsity TACKLE
5:00pm Guam High 0 Southern 31 Girls Varsity TACKLE
5:20pm Academy 7 Tiyan 0 Girls Varsity TACKLE
5:40pm ND 5 Okkodo 17 Girls Varsity TACKLE
Girls Varsity TACKLE
Team Played Won Lost Draw PF PA PD Bonus Total
GW 13 13 399 17 382 9 48
Academy 14 10 3 1 162 74 0 2 33
Tiyan 13 7 5 1 179 130 49 4 26
Okkodo 14 6 5 3 146 153 -7 3 24
Southern High 12 7 4 1 127 71 56 2 24
Notre Dame 13 4 6 3 169 162 7 2 17
Simon Sanchez 12 5 6 1 126 154 -28 1 17
Guam High 14 1 13 53 280 -227 1 4
JFK 13 1 12 24 344 -320 0 3
Boys Varsity TACKLE
Team Played Won Lost Draw PF PA PD Bonus Total
FD 7 7 215 29 186 3 24
GW 7 6 1 148 15 133 3 21
Simon Sanchez 7 5 2 114 51 63 3 18
JFK 7 3 4 90 102 -12 0 9
Okkodo 7 2 5 59 140 -81 1 7
Southern High 7 2 4 1 51 121 -70 0 7
Tiyan 7 1 4 2 25 95 -70 2 6
Guam High 7 6 1 38 187 -149 0 1
Tuesday February 28, 2017 at Southern
Hosts: Southern
TIME VISITORS HOME BOYS/GIRLS
5:20pm Father Duenas GW Boys Junior Varsity
5:40pm St. Paul JFK Boys Junior Varsity
6:00pm Okkodo Simon Sanchez Boys Junior Varsity
6:20pm Okkodo JFK Boys Junior Varsity
6:40pm Southern St. Paul Boys Junior Varsity
7:00pm GW Simon Sanchez Boys Junior Varsity

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