The Portland boys’ U-19 rugby team, coached by Rocky Frenzilli, captured its second straight Maine/New Hampshire championship Saturday in Pembroke, N.H. The top-seeded “Power Pigs” defeated No. 3 Kearsage, N.H., 27-0, behind tries from Portland’s Tomas Callan, Greely’s Francisco Marques and Chase Rochon and Cape Elizabeth’s Jack McDonald and Caleb Tracey and a Marques conversion, and No. 2 Seacoast, 17-0, as Callan and Scarborough’s Joe Turner had tries, while Marques converted both and slotted a penalty with 10 minutes left to seal the title. This is the second year in a row Portland went undefeated in league play.
Standing (left to right: Coaches Luke Parker and Bill Dexter, Nate Porter, Sam Putnam, Ryan Noiles, Ian Keith, Caleb Tracey, Thorn Chhloeum, Derek Floridino, Andy Reichl, Max Heller, and coaches Dominic Tracey and Rocky Frenzilli.
Kneeling: Alex Casey, Evan Twomey, Jack McDonald, Jon Brown, Joe Turner, Ed Beaulieu, Cole Hutchison.
Sitting: Jake Bigelow, Steven Teng, Henry MacVane, Francisco Marques, Captain Tomas Callan, Chase Rochon, Nate Davis, John Toohey.