PELHAM, N.Y. The Pelham seventh- and eighth-grade tackle rugby team opened its season with wins over Rockaway and Manhattan in closely contested games.
Whit Johnson had two scores, and Xavier Worlsey and North Westall each had a goal in a 4-2 win over Rockaway.
Pelham scored a victory over Manhattan on the last play of the game as Jake Soifer scored. His score was set up by a Matt Biskup hit on a Manhattan player that forced a turnover.
The sixth- and seventh-grade team, made up mostly of sixth-graders, earlier lost a pair of matches to Manhattan and Long Island.
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