National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: Latest News: Sewanee University Captures Inaugural Dixie Conference Small College League Title

Saturday, March 2
Sewanee University Captures Inaugural Dixie Conference Small College League Title

Feb. 23 - 24, Murfreesboro, TN

Report submitted by Eddie Roberts, Dixie Conference Commissioner

The playoffs went very well. Alot of rain, but the pitch held up well.

Saturday semi's started with UAB taking Sewanee to the limit. It was tied 14 to 14 until Sewanee took a 17-14 lead with a penalty kick in the 77th min and held on for the win. Lee had no problems with Harding in the other semi winning 51-5.

The Championship match came down to a rematch with Lee ve Sewanee. In the last 11 years, only Sewanee or Lee University have moved forward from the MidSouth RFU now the Dixie Conference into the playoffs. The match started with Lee taking the early lead with their 8-man Andrew Amburgey scoring on a very nice set piece from a 5 meter line out at the 13th min mark. . Conversion missed. Sewanee closed the gap with a penalty kick from 30 meters out at the 21st min mark by #14 Samual Edoung-Biyo. Lee took a 5-3 lead into halftime. Sewanee took the 2nd half lead at the 46th min mark with another penalty kick by #14 Samual Edoung-Biyo. 6-5. Sewanee's fullback Will Oberle took a wide pass and beat the Lee defense to the corner for a try at the 51st min mark, conversion missed. Sewanee 11-5. Sewanee's Samual Edoung-Biyo kicked another penalty kick at the 68th min mark to put Sewanee ahead 14-5. Lee had several drives inside Sewanee's 22 meter line, but could not produce points. Sewanee's man of the match #14 Samual Edoung-Biyo broke a 60 meter run and scored center post and kicked the conversion at the 75th min mark, to give him 16 of Sewanee's 21 points and put the match out of reach. 21-5. As has always been the case, the match was very physical and demanding on both sides.

The Dixie Conference wishes Sewanee Gods Speed and good luck in the South Qualifier in FL. on March 9th and 10th. I know they will represent the Dixie Conference well as they move forward with a perfect 7-0 record.