Defending titlist Highland advanced to the semifinals of the 12th annual USA National High School Rugby Championships Friday. The Rams, behind the play of Mike Rasmussen, Nathan Hardman and Don Fountaine, advanced with victories over Wellington, Ind. (27-4), and Whitman, Md. (32-11).
Highland meets Worthington, Ohio in today's semifinals with the winner advancing to the championship match, also slated for Saturday, against Doylestown, Pa., or Redmond, Wash.