On another cold Sunday at Pocono Road the Morris Lions High School boys met the reigning state champions in our second league game of the Spring season. The Bridgewater team are clearly not as strong this year but couldn’t be under estimated. During the week the team build up had focused on continuing to execute the game plan effectively, not becoming over confident and maintaining the winning start. They certainly did! By executing the game plan to an even higher standard than the previous week the Lions put in a superb performance. Working hard each other for the full 70 minutes every player contributed to the 120 – 0 victory. The ability of the Morris Lions to maintain possession and complete multiple phases led to twenty tries scored shared between eleven different players and conversions made by six players. Those players not on the score sheet contributed to the success and the standard never dropped as the interchanges made at half time played their part in the victory, it is impressive that the Lions scored almost equal amount of points in each half of the game. The exceptional team work evident in the fact that Bridgewater were not only held to zero but also had very little possession. When Bridgewater had the ball the Lions defense held firm, applied pressure and quickly regained possession. It was only disappointing that Bridgewater were unable to field a second side so we did not see the remaining Morris Lions in action, undoubtedly the U16 boys would have upheld the same lofty standards.
The team are grateful for the support of players on the side line and enjoy playing in front of such a large crowd of parents, families and supporters. This weekend the game was also watched by a college coach who spoke with the team after the game to promote their college program and Summer clinic. The coach was very complimentary and praised the performance, the high level of skill and first-rate rugby he witnessed from the Morris Lions. After two convincing victories in home performances we move on next to an away game at Bergen. Time for the Morris Lions boys to demonstrate this magnificent rugby is not just for the home crowd but they can represent the Lions crest on the road.
Who do you play for?