Providence Panther Rugby News
Post-Season Scrimmages CANCELLED
Due to the availability of players for Providence, the scrimmages against AK and Myers Park on Saturday Feb 19th have been cancelled.
End of the First Year Rebuild
Providence lost their final game of the season to Ardery-Kell 5-34 despite the tremendous growth across a young team. After losing numerous players to graduation from 2018 – 2019, and low numbers during the 2020 COVID season, Providence Rugby rebounded this year with a 30+ player roster that includes only three seniors. With a strong defensive… Read More
Experience Depleted Squad Takes a Stand
With the loss of captains Zach Martindale (fly-half, junior) and Will Mahaffey (open-side flanker, senior) to injury in the Charlotte Catholic game, and the early injury to hooker Nathan Wilson (junior), the Providence Panthers relied on several inexperienced backups to step up and make an impact against the seasoned and nationally ranked Myers Park Mustangs. … Read More
Age and Experience vs Youth and Enthusiasm
Our Providence Panthers lost to an older and bigger Charlotte Catholic Cougars on Friday by the score of 14-69. While Providence has a handful of upper classmen, the Cougars fielded a team comprised of 11 Seniors alone. Blind-side flanker Braedon Butte scored both tries for the Panthers, the first off an attempted maul at the… Read More
One Week Yields Major Improvement
Due to the withdrawal of North Meck, Providence put together a series of scrimmages against South Meck and Myers Park. After the Panther’s A-side lost to South Meck 5-43 in week 1, they hit the field with renewed confidence and were ready to roll. Panther 8-man Jeffrey Smith scored the only try of the night… Read More
First Outing Identifies Work Remaining
A young Providence Panthers played their first game of the 2021 season against the South Meck Sabres. In a 5-43 loss, team captain and fly-half Zach Martindale scored the only Providence try. Open-side flanker Will Mahaffey led the team in tackles with 10.
2020 State Champions!
Congratulations Providence Rugby Players and Coaches on your state championship win against Clayton 32-0. The Panthers finish the 2019/2020 season undefeated. Way to go Panthers!
Southern Conference Champions
The Providence Panthers Rugby team finished their 2018/19 season with a successful win against Ardrey Kell High School (25-14) to capture the NC Youth Rugby Union Southern Conference Championship. Congratulation Panthers on a great season!
New Faculty Advisor
Please help us welcoming our new Faculty advisor, Elizabeth Fairweather. We are excited to start our 2018/19 Season with Mrs Fairweather and we are extremely grateful to her for sharing her time and talents with the Rugby team.