Yale and Carson Graham players fight it out during the AAA provincial final on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Yale drops provincial title game

Lions lose 31-13 to Carson Graham in senior boys rugby AAA final

A second half collapse led to a silver medal for the Yale Lions at the AAA Tier 1 senior boys rugby provincial final at Rotary Stadium on Saturday.

The Lions fell 31-13 to North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles, but had a 10-7 lead in the final minutes of the first half.

Carson Graham scored a try in the final moments of the first half, and took over in the second half to earn the win.

It’s the second straight year that the Lions have earned a medal at the event, after winning gold in 2016.

Also in the AAA Tier I, the W.J. Mouat Hawks lost 20-14 to R.E. Mountain.

The only other local result saw the Robert Bateman Timberwolves lose 33-22 to Rockridge to place sixth in the AA Tier I.

Saturday marked the end for several other provincial finals including: Shawnigan Lake defeating St. George 47-15 in AAAA, Terry Fox beating Penticton 30-20 in AAA Tier II, St Micheals over Brentwood 24-14 in AA Tier II and Glenlyon Norfolk defeating LV Rogers 17-13 in AA Tier II.

Read Wednesday’s print edition of the Abbotsford News for more on the event.

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