RUGBY | By Adrian Hanna
DHS to face Citadel for third straight time in Final
There has never been a more important rugby season in the highly decorated history of Dartmouth High School. From holding 13 regional banners and being 27 time metro champions; nothing will be remembered of these talented young men if they don’t bring it all home this year.
This team could also bring home their third consecutive regional cup and maybe even a first ever-provincial banner to the Spartan home. The stakes have never been higher.
The Clark Connors regional cup was first introduced in 2012 when Dartmouth High beat Citadel 17-9 in the regional final. The trophy is a prize envied by all who don’t posses it. In 2013 Dartmouth high faced Citadel again in the final game, defeating them with a respectable score of 15-0 and re-claiming the trophy for a second straight year.
Now Dartmouth High has been gifted a team full of experienced seniors, including two players that represent the province and a new kid on the block from Ontario. Citadel is the expected opponent for the 2014 match-up and they will be looking for some revenge. It will be a game no one will want to miss. "The boys need to stay focussed and forget about how good they are. They are a great group of guys, and if they can continue to put in the effort, we will will the provincial banner this spring," said head coach Jason Timms.
When asked about his confidence level with the team this year, assistant captain Max Parsons said, "We could be great, but our egos could be our downfall. We have important holes and roles to fill from last year. Luckily we have the talent to fill them. As long as everyone stays focussed we will be fine."