Cedar Grove Players Celebrate after lifting the U19 trophy.
The Cedar Grove Academy claimed their first National U19 High School rugby league
title with a 38-0 win over Kingston High. Both teams were playing in their first finals,
with Kingston High the surprise package of the competition, making the finals in their
For the winners, Jevaughn Burnett and Melvin Harris had 8 points from two tries, Kaden
Hunter and Aldane Wright had 6 points from a try and a goal each, Jerome Newby and
Jahmeel Black each had 4 points from a try and Ryan Wright topped off the scoring with
2 points from a goal.
Winning coach Antonio Baker said, “It was a well-played game. My boys stuck to the
game plan an executed flawlessly. Our success comes on the back of our development
programme that exposes the boys to high level competition and training.”
Robert Hawes coach of Kingston High said, “I’m proud of the boys, we lost to the better
team and congrats to Cedar Grove. It was a learning curve for our boys playing for the
first year and our journey to the finals has greatly impacted our school community in a
positive way, we are all enjoying playing rugby league and we hope to continue
In the third-place play-off, BB Coke High edged Campion College 6-4.
The U19 season closes on Friday, December 3, with the staging of the National 9-a-side
tournament at BB Coke High School in St. Elizabeth.