A hearty bravo to the Hilton Head Gators, not only rugby at its best in the Lowcountry, but among the best in the U.S. as well.
The first big step to their milestone year was in the national tournament, which started in Florida three weeks ago.
Their fabulous performance earned them a slot in the sweet 16 as the tournament moved to Virginia Beach last weekend. They continued their giant killing as they beat the "monsters of the midway" from Chicago on Saturday.
However, they lost a squeaker against Saratoga and just missed out on the final four next week in Denver. But no reason to bow your heads, boys; you are rated No. 8 in the country. And we're just a little island, aren't we? See y'all next season.
Jeff Truskolaski Hilton Head Island