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')
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.