Friday, May 22, 2015

Canton Comes Up Short in Chicago

This year the Canton Maddogs went farther into the playoff scene than ever before in their history. After a series of strong performances, the Maddogs traveled to Chicago to play in the Division IV Final Four. Unfortunately for them, that's where their run stopped on May 16.

The Maddogs had a rough go of things from the start on the weekend. The first match was against the East Side Banshees out of Eagan, MN. Canton was outmatched in their match against the Banshees, who put up  60 points, as opposed to the Maddogs' single unconverted try. Aaron Traugh scored the Maddogs' only try.

"Today was a tough match against a very good rugby team," said Maddogs Head Coach Dan Sturtz. "I am extremely proud of what our rugby team has done for the past year, especially finishing in the Top Four in the Midwest Division IV. Today, the men kept playing together as a team regardless of the score, all the way down to the final minute. Making it as far as we did, this is something that all of the players and us coaches can be proud of. A lot of work has gone into our accomplishments, and I would personally like to thank each and every member of this club that has contributed to our success. This is just the beginning of what will be many more years of success for Canton Rugby."

The weekend ended in anticlimactic fashion, with the consolation match being called off due to the weather not cooperating.

Those looking for more information on Canton Rugby or looking to join the team can go to the team's Web site. They can also send a message to the team.

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