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Brujos climb past Santos, finish first in divison to earn playoff berth.


What a difference a season makes. A season after going winless in their division, the NM Brujos completed an amazing turnaround with a hard fought 41 to 38 victory over the Santa Fe Santos. The down to the wire win not only ensured a playoff berth for the Brujos, it left them in first place in the Rio Grande Men’s Division III for the 2018/2019 season. A hat trick from Travis Smith and the sure foot of Jeff Smolensky were just a few of the highlights of this thriller, a game that will long be remembered by players and fans alike. The next stop for this Brujos team is the Pacific South Men’s Division III playoffs and a match with the second place finisher from the Arizona Division in two weeks. While the Brujos story for 2018/2019 isn't quite yet complete, this plum of a season is truly something to step back and take a moment to enjoy. Que Viva!

Trys: Smith (14', 48', 74') Merrell (33'), Williams (42')

Penalties: J. Smolenski (20' 55')

Conversions: J. Smolenski (14', 33', 42', 48', 74')

Up Next:

Pacific South Men’s Division III playoffs in Phoenix AZ, on April 20th.

In other Rio Grande Division III rugby news, the El Paso Scorpions beat the Albuquerque Aardvarks 55 - 0. The Scorps now travel north this weekend to take on the Santos, with the winner likely getting the second playoff Rio Grande Division III playoff berth.

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