By Maxx Steinmetz
With hopes high after a three game winning streak and home pitch advantage, the Rutland Roosters were confident that although they knew Mad River/Stowe would come with a lot of players, they could give the visitor their first loss of the season.
Unfortunately, hopes seemed to be all the Roosters were playing with for a majority of the game. All ventures into the opposition 22 (the equivalent of the “red zone” in football) were squandered by knock-ons, missed passes or weak rucking.
All the while Mad River would keep the score ticking up as they peppered the game with tries.
The game ended 38-0 with victory going the away of the undefeated, division leading visitors. The Roosters did give them the smallest winning margin thus far this year, so that’s something by way of a consolation prize.
With this loss, Rutland falls to forth place in the standings. They will visit Berkshire Saturday, Oct. 25.