GREENVILLE - The Wando rugby team won the state championship Saturday at Furman University, capturing the top level of high school rugby in the state by beating Greenville, 10-3.
Meanwhile, the Charleston School of the Arts team rolled past the Wando junior varsity team, 40-5, in the Division II championship.
Wando fell behind, 3-0, as Greenville opened the scoring at the 15-minute mark with penalty kick, marking the first time all season the Warriors trailed in a match. But Wando (10-0) responded a minute later with a try by sophomore Sam Huthwaite to take a 5-3 lead.
Later in the first half, Jon Cummins scored a try to stretch the Wando lead to 10-3.
The match was a defensive battle for the full 60 minutes, lead by seniors Sean Kiernan, Austin Clark, Ryan Moody and junior Micah Stewart, who made numerous solo tackles to preserve the win for Wando. For their efforts, Sean and Micah shared the Man of the Match honors.
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