South Recap: Competition Slowed, but not Silenced.

While the South saw competition slow, for March’s first Saturday, the region was still able to produce plenty of action.

Women’s Division II:

Florida
On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Krewe women’s side obliterated the Indian River Raptors 99 to 0.  At the half, the Krewe already had a 61 to 0 lead including; four tries by Ruth Black and two more by Vicky Becerra.  In the second half, Ruth Black and Latricia Jarrett each scored two tries.

True South
The Knoxville Minx mauled the Memphis Flamingos 53 to 0.  At the half, the Minx had a 24 to 0 over the Flamingos.  Allison Vandecar and Katie Erb each scored two tries a piece, and led the Minx’s scorers.

Men’s Division II

Florida
In Saturday’s only Men’s Division II matchup, the Fort Lauderdale Knights outlasted the Okapi Wanderers, defeating the Wanderers 55 to 22.  Okapi kept the score close through the first half, only trailing Fort Lauderdale 17 to 15 at halftime; but the Knights owned Okapi, in the final 40 minutes of the game.

Men’s Division III

Carolinas
The Cape Fear RFC brutally beat Fort Bragg’s RFC Cape Fear 79 to five.  Among those scoring for Cape Fear Saturday was James Hall, who earned his first try with the club.

Closing out the Carolinas’ contests from Saturday, the Raleigh Vipers narrowly defeated the Camp Lejeune RFC 22 to 17.  Ian Fraser led the Vipers scoring Saturday with two tries, both of them in the first half.

Florida
The Gainesville Hogs hammered out a 27 to 11 win over the Tampa Bay Krewe.  Brendan Roth scored the Krewe’s one try.

Finishing Florida’s coverage from Saturday, the Saint Petersburg Pelicans slipped past the Sarasota Surge, beating the home club 12 to 10.  James Burls and Joshua Melancon each scored a try for Sarasota.

Georgia
The Savannah Shamrocks soundly defeated the Augusta Maddogs Saturday 67 to 13.  Matthew Papier, with three tries, was Savannah’s top scorer.

Wrapping up Georgia’s Division III matchups from Saturday, the High Country RFC rallied in the second half to defeat the Gwinnett Lions 18 to 17.  High Country led Gwinnett 13 to 3 early in the second half, but the Lions scored two converted tries to take the lead 17 to 13.  High Country scored the game’s final try with ten minutes left and kept Gwinnett out of the try zone to close out the game.