Plenty of Scoring and Drama in the Frontier Region

Few games, but plenty of drama.

Frontier action continued to roll along this weekend with eight games taking place. Most of the games that took place were blowouts, but there was one game in particular that caught many off guard.

Men's Division II:

In their first game of the season, Kansas City Rugby had a day defensively they'd like to soon forget. Despite scoring 27 points, their defensive floodgates opened and allowed the Wichita Barbarians to score 52 points. Kansas City raced out to an early 15-0 lead six minutes into the game, but then closed out the half by conceding 33 unanswered points. Two tries in four minutes to open the second half brought them back in it momentarily but Wichita struck right back and snuffed any further chance of a comeback. 

Rocky Mountain Premiership: 
In the shock of the week, the reigning Division II National Champions, Denver Barbarians, fell to Boulder rugby 42-31. Last year the Barbarians went undefeated, while Boulder went 6-4. The Barbarians have been affected with many of their players from last year departing, but this weekend's loss could, perhaps, signal a changing of the guard in the Rocky Mountain Premiership. 

The other game of the weekend saw the Park City Haggis beat the Denver Harlequins in a comprehensive manner, scoring over 100 points in the process. 

Women's Division II:
the Kansas City Jazz handled business against the Omaha Goats, 74-12. Both Emily Wessel and Lauren Kuklenski scored hat tricks for the Jazz. In the other game this week the St. Louis Sabres dusted off the Queen City Chaos 105-5. 

Men's Division III:

In the only game to be played this weekend, St. Louis Royals D3 won easily over Mercenaries Rugby, 46-5. 

Rocky Mountain Men's Championship: 
The Northern Colorado Flamingos continued their surge this year, with a statement victory of 62-26 over the Laramie Lumberjacks. Blindside flanker Gabe McCabe led the way with a hat trick on the day. The other match from the weekend saw the Queen City Rams take down the Colorado Springs Grizzlies, 36-26. 

Men's Division IV: 

While the Colorado Springs Grizzles came up empty handed in Division III, their D4 side came out and won in emphatic fashion over the Colorado Rush, 41-0.