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Hawkettes defend title for 3rd consecutive year

2019 high school girls championships hawkettes

The Hawkettes (Des Moines, IA) have secured their 4th consecutive Cup championship in the High School Girls division in a thrilling finale. In their debut appearance at the Lakefront 7s, the Chargers (Fort Wayne, IN) fell just one score short of upsetting the defending champions. At the final whistle, the score was just 15-12 for the Hawkettes.

In the first-ever High School Plate final, the Cobras (New Lenox, IL) defeated Furies (Madison, WI) in another 15-12 nail-biter.

Iowa Hawkettes win third straight title

2018 High School Girls Champs - Iowa Hawkettes

The Hawkettes — Iowa’s select-side program — captured the High School Girls Championship on Saturday.

Giving up only 2 tries, the Hawkettes cruised through pool play with a 3-0 record and a point differential of 98.

In the championship match they met Waukesha, an informal team made up of players who attend Catholic Memorial High. The Hawkettes scored first to go up 7-0, but Waukesha responded to tie it up 7-all. The Hawks the took the lead 14-7 when the referee awarded a penalty-try for a high-tackle.

Waukesha responded again with a converted try of their own and tied the match going into halftime.

The second half of the match was a defensive battle with neither team conceding points until the the last play of the match. The Iowa team broke through the defense to take the match with an unconverted try: final score 19-15 Hawkettes.

The win marks the third consecutive title for the Hawkettes. (more…)

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