Local Rugger Carries Gritty Tradition To BGSU
The Bowling Green State University Rugby team owned the ball for nine and a half minutes of the first ten minutes of the National Collegiate Championship match. But it was those other 30 seconds that left the Falcons on the losing end of the scoreboard to Notre Dame College. The Falcons had worked their way to the Notre Dame ten yard line only to see a pass interception returned for 90 yards and a Notre Dame try. Stealing the kickoff to Notre Dame, the Falcons again marched to within the shadow of the goalposts. But a dropped pass was booted ahead and a timely bounce into the streaking arms of Notre Dame made the score 10 – 0. The two mistakes put the Falcons in a hole they couldn’t quite pull out of and the score crawled to 34-17 by its conclusion.
Bowling Green completed the year at 26-3-1 finishing 9th in the nation and becoming the Mid American Conference Champions for the 36th straight year in a row. The team reconvened on the evening of January 28th for a celebratory banquet. Among the honors received that night was one to former Lakewood Ranger lock, Samuel Ciancutti who was given the "2016 Coach’s Award" for his outstanding contribution and leadership both on and off the field. Sam was the LHS team captain in his junior and senior years and is in his second year at BGSU where he is majoring in biometrics and physiology.
The BGSU Rugby team played in Wales and other parts of England as part of the regular season in 2016 and will travel to various cities in Italy to compete in 2018.
The Ciancutti Family has been a proud member of the Lakewood Community since 1992, supporting and participating in the efforts of the Recreation Department, the Educational sector and the forward looking local government. Can't think of a better place to raise a family.
The Ciancutti Family has been a proud member of the Lakewood Community since 1992 supporting and participating in the efforts of the Recreation Department, the Educational sector and the forward looking local government. Can't think of a better place to raise a family.