Morehouse College; MICR Take Championship at HBCU Rugby Classic

The 2nd Annual HBCU Rugby Classic & Music Festival has come and gone, and has changed the culture a little more. The matching high school 7s teams in, Memphis Inner City Rugby, Baton Rouge Area Youth Rugby, and New Orleans Barbarians, gave us a glimpse at what the future is looking like. Spectators were able to enjoy and see what the talent and programs are looking like.

The 2019 HBCU Rugby Classic Championship was won by Morehouse College. They took the game, in a dominating fashion, winning 31-14 over Prairie View A&M. This was a complete turn around from last years, 41-3 win by Prairie View A&M. Caleb Ross, of Prairie View A&M, won the 2019 HBCU Rugby Classic Player of the Match Award

Caleb Ross (PVAMU) presented with the 2019 HBCU Rugby Classic Player of The Match Trophy by Baton Rouge Mayor-President, Sharon Weston-Broome

In the HBCU Rugby Classic High School 7s, Memphis Inner City Rugby went undefeated in both their men’s and women’s matches. MICR boys won their games, 22-0 over Baton Rouge Area Youth Rugby, 31-7 and 29-0, over New Orleans Barbarians. The MICR girls defeated New Orleans Barbarians, 37-0 and 19-0. MICR did get solid push back by both the New Orleans Barbarians, and the Baton Rouge Area Youth Rugby. Kamyia of Memphis Inner City Rugby was the Player of the Match for HBCU Rugby Classic High School 7s. Nayla of New Orleans Barbarians was voted as Player of the Match for the team.

Kamyia of Memphis Inner City Rugby presented with the HBCU Rugby Classic High School 7s Player of The Match Award by Baton Rouge Mayor-President, Sharon Weston-Broome

HBCU Rugby Classic – Prairie View A&M Rugby vs Morehouse College

Commentators – Kandi Pamu and Tamiera “Tee” Nash
Camera Operators – Taryn Dunmars and Darren Perkins

HBCU Rugby Classic High School 7s

Match #1 – Baton Rouge Area Youth Rugby vs Memphis Inner City Rugby

Match #2 – Memphis Inner City Rugby Women vs NOLA Barbarians Women

Match #3 – Memphis Inner City Rugby vs NOLA Barbarians

Match #4 – Memphis Inner City Rugby Women vs NOLA Barbarians Women

Match #5 – NOLA Barbarians vs Memphis Inner City Rugby

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