Urbana rugby advances to state Sweet 16

Citizen staff report

The Urbana Racers rugby team beat Dayton Northern Force, 22-17, in their first regional playoff match. Urbana rugby will now face the Miami County Bombers in Troy on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Sweet 16.

Scoring for the Racers were Zach Vernon 3 tries (15 points), Stephen Dunham 1 try (5 points) and Austin Colvin 1 conversion (2 points).

“Urbana’s forwards won every offensive scrum, and the backs played very well on defense allowing very minimal yardage,” said Urbana Coach Thoron Byrd.

Summer Youth Flag Rugby registrations are open now until June 1 for ages 7-14. Registration cost is $20. Draft Day/Registration Day will be held at Urbana Melvin Miller Park soccer fields at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. It is open to all area boys and girls. Further information is available on the Urbana Rugby Football Club Facebook page and online at www.leaguelineup.com/UrbanaRugby.

Citizen staff report

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