skip navigation

East Upsets 3 Seed Herriman Advances To Final Four

By Robert Kingsford, 05/05/15, 9:45PM MDT


The 9/10 game was an amazing win for East.  They played Herriman who had defeated East earlier in the season on the last play of that game.  This time around it was a back and forth battle and with 3 minutes left in the game the score was tied 26 to 26.  At that time an East player went down and needed to come off the field on a stretcher.  Tau Afemui was the player and it ended up that his hip popped out of its socket.  He was taken to the hospital to get it put back in.  Once the dust settled, the final 3 minutes resumed and the regulation score end 26 to 26.  They played an overtime period with no scores.  In youth rugby you can’t play over time forever.  After the second 5 minute period of sudden death resulting in no score, the game went to a shoot-out.  Each team selected 5 players to take a penalty kick.  This is a kick off of a tee from about 35 yards out.  The first round of kicks resulted in a 3 to 3 tie.  This then went to a second round of kicks except it was a sudden death round.  Herriman would kick first and miss.  Asher Kimball was next up for the Leopards and he split the posts for the win.  The final score would be 30 to 29 for East.  East was a 6 seed going into the playoff.  They will play West Valley in the Final Four round.  It was a great effort by the entire team.  It was a great week of preparation and the teams hard work paid off.  We are excited to be moving to the next round.