Dallas RFC III 49 – UNT 35
UNT, coming off of a championship, showed up ready to play. Borrowing a few alumni as well as the usual UNT student horses on their squad, they showed the older more experienced Dallas 3’s a thing or two. UNT came out hard and fast against the scrum heavy Dallas team, or I should say, “heavy scrum”. The Dallas plan was to keep the ball in the pack and march it down the pitch. Somehow that slippery white object kept sliding out to our scrum heavy back line, where we struggled. Getting back to the initial game strategy proved successful. Also proving successful was having Chad play 15 and later 10. Along with help from Chase the Dallas Boys were able to garner some breathing room on the score card. Chad was awarded “Man of the Match”. Though Dallas won by a fair margin, the UNT boys kept fighting to keep the score uncomfortably close, even going ahead at certain times during the match.
Official write up!
Last Saturday, Dallas’ 3d side (bolstered in key positions by 1st and 2nd side players) took on a well-coached UNT side in a spirited friendly lasting 120 minutes. Dallas came out a little flat, allowing the fleet-footed college boys to draw first blood, and took a 0 – 7 lead.
20 minutes into the match, LaRon Hughes ( first of two tries), made a great move to bust into the try zone, to cut the UNT lead. A couple of minutes later, Isaac Contreras, scored the first of his THREE tries, and the 3rds took the lead, 10-7. UNT came back, just before the end of the first half, and took a 10-14 lead, at the break. Tries from Chase Haberstroh, Chad Joseph, Phil Iuliucci, and Dwight Coleman, insured a win for the home side. Final score was Dallas RFC 49- U. of North Texas 35.
The social at the OT was a success and much fun. The age legal guys from UNT made a fair and friendly appearance. This is where Dallas actually lost! Our Man of the Match stand in, who we will ambiguously call “Dodgey”, lost the drink off to a kid who doesn’t even drink. The kid slammed it down and was back off to his work-study program at the UNT library!
Hats off and thanks to the well coached UNT boys. Hopefully, we’ll see some of them in Reds jerseys after graduation.