Not only did we see the Youth (U17) begin this past weekend, we also saw plenty of results that will have huge implications on our Power Rankings this week – so expect a lot of change! Without further ado…
- Back-to-back wins Sussex Thunder, who shutout Solent to move to 2-0.
- Recovering from their shock defeat to Portsmouth, Bournemouth Bobcats put up a burger on Hastings.
- Edinburgh Wolves took down the Giants, registering their first shutout in the top tier.
- Flying under the radar in pre-season discussions, Clyde Valley Blackhawks opened their campaign with a 34-13 win over Aberdeen.
The Youth league finally got underway this past weekend, with four tournaments taking place across the country. Big shout out to Buckinghamshire Wolves (South conference) and Hertfordshire Cheetahs (London conference) who began their 2017 campaigns 3-0, putting up some big scores in the process.
The Hornets backed up the talk that saw them as potential outsiders for the SFC1 East conference crown with an 18-14 win over a Kent Exiles side that dominated Cambridgeshire in their season opener. With the Cats up next, the Hornets have a real chance to make a statement.
Last season’s clashes saw Bristol take home a 39-38 win and the Knights prevailing in a thrilling 55-51 shootout. This weekend, the Aztecs romped home to 56-13 victory. A youthful defense with plenty of Bristol Academy Pride graduates, they’re off to the perfect start as they look to close the gap on the London sides.