Red River Continues Its Unpredictable Ways

The Red River Region continues to prove that there is no such thing as a guaranteed win.

Women's Division I:
Austin Valkyries defeated the visiting Dallas Harlequins 36-12 to remain at the top of their division table.

Women's Division II:
In the only match of the weekend in the division, Tulsa Rugby defeated the Dames of the Dallas Athletic Rugby Club 77-28.

Men's Division I:
In a matchup of teams in the middle of the standings, the Glendale Merlins defeated the Dallas Harlequins 52-38.

The top two teams atop the standings faced off and Dallas Rugby defeated the Austin Blacks 34-23. Cheese Russ led Dallas with two tries.

Dallas Rugby head coach Darren Morris said he liked the performance his team put out on the pitch.

"Really pleased that we put that performance in," Morris said. "We put really good workmanship in and pleased with the way guys responded by producing some quality rugby. Our scrum was very dominant, as it has been all season."

Scoring tries early in the match was a factor in the match, Morris said there are other contributing factors.

"It wasn't all that important, we were efficient in what we were doing," Morris said. "It's always nice to have early scores, the constant pressure we had, there were a lot of possessions that we used to good effect.

Morris said his team has bought in to his message and it is a reason why they have had success this season.

"We've done a lot of work to put us in the position that we are, my message is just work hard.

Men's Division II:

Dallas Rugby D2 defeated the Oklahoma Crusaders 28-0 and maintain their position atop the Division II North table.

Tulsa Rugby took down the Dallas Harlequins D2 squad 73-12. Tulsa maintains second position in the North over Fort Worth Rugby.

San Antonio Rugby defeated San Marcos 62-26.

Men's Division III:
The Austin Blacks secured a 22-0 victory over the McAllen Knights. Seth Saunders scored two tries for the Blacks. His tries came in the thirtieth and sixty-fifth minutes. Austin in currently in first place in the D3 Central standings.

Grand Prairie raced to a ten-point lead in the first twelve minutes of the match and never relinquished the lead to defeat neighboring rival Dallas Rugby 39-7. The Mavericks were led by two-try efforts from Jarrod Lynn and Bronson Crespo.

Houston United defeated Galveston Rugby 45-26. Kevin Griffs led Houston's effort with two tries. Houston is currently one point back of Galveston in the standings, but they have one game remaining, versus Bay Area where they can claim the D3 South title.

Men's Division IV:
Denton Rugby defeated Alliance Rugby 43-5. Six different Denton players scored tries. Denton is in a tight race with Fort Worth for the D4 North title. It currently sits atop the stable.