Pelham Rugby seventh-eighth grade tackle team tops league again; sixth-seventh beats Ridgewood

Pelham Rugby’s seventh-eighth grade tackle team beat Ridgewood on Sunday 35-5 to win the Metropolitan New York Middle School League for the second year in a row. The team went undefeated the entire season.

Playing on the team this year were Dan Biskup, Matt Biskup, James Cahill, Nick Roll, Jake Soifer, Luke Persanis, Quinn Scanlon, Matt Rabinowitz, Cian Burns, Kees Huisman, North Westall, Morgan Collins, Alex Calder, David Monaco, Whit Johnson, Xavier Worsely and Jack Weyndling.

On the same day, the sixth-seventh grade squad defeated Ridgewood 25-20, with Luke Persanis scoring all the tries. The team was led by the great defense of Jean Vigroux and Woods Johnson and a game saving tackle by Sofia Imperato.

The team includes Duffy Doyle, Alejandro Kahaner, Jean Vigroux, Luke Persanis, Sofia Imperato, Quinn Jenkins, Jack Fronce, Conner McNulty, Aiden Sisk, Adam Razick, James Bristow, Chris Davis, Woods Johnson, Cameron Ward and Tamio Shibasaki.