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Burrell rugby team prepares for states

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Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:45 a.m.
 

The Burrell rugby team will once again hit the road for the state playoffs.

The No. 2 seed Buckheads (11-1) meet No. 7 seed Melvern Prep in a quarterfinal at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg.

The winner plays Cumberland Valley or St. Joseph's Prep, which defeated Burrell in last year's state final.

The final four is next weekend at Founders Field in Indianola, Indiana Township.

“We are feared, but we are not respected from the teams out east,” Buckheads coach Ron Zanella said. “It's time to earn that respect.”

There are four nationally ranked teams in the tournament: Burrell (No. 13), Cumberland (16), St. Gregory (25) and St. Joseph's Prep (26).

Rick Bruni Jr. is a freelance writer.

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