TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Burrell rugby falls in state semifinals

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Top high school sports
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

For the second year in a row, Burrell's bid for a state rugby championship ended in the semifinals.

The Buckheads allowed a season-high in points in a 43-19 loss to Unionville on Saturday afternoon at Cumberland County Park.

Senior Delaware recruit and prop Matt Hess, Burrell's all-time leader in points, had two tries and two conversions, while Nick Nitowski added one try for the Buckheads, who have reached at least the semifinals four straight years. They won the title in 2010.

Burrell finishes the season with an 8-1 record. Unionville (12-2), which is averaging 44.6 points, will play in Sunday's championship match.

—Bill Beckner Jr.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Hacker stuns Dayton family with computer takeover
  2. In reworking contract, Steelers WR Brown gets hefty pay raise
  3. Steelers trying to get missing defensive pieces on field
  4. Officials stop packages with ‘inappropriate’ material intended for Murrysville girls
  5. Pitt to open ACC play vs. Syracuse at home
  6. Steelers running back eager to prove he can help bridge gap to Bell
  7. Electrical fire could keep McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge closed through the night
  8. Man charged with sexual assaults on girl
  9. Pittsburgh plan to share license plate data with police advances
  10. Mt. Pleasant-area country music singer plans next album
  11. Coal stocks on a roller coaster ride they can’t get off