After losing to Guildford College late in the game at the end of the 2013 Spring season, Gaston Rugby upset Guildford College 75 to 15.
Guildford were the first to score with 3 points from a controversial Penalty Kick call in the 7th minute of play.
After that, it was all Gaston/Table Rock for the next hour of play with 5 tries being scored by Joffre the Giant, Eric Woodie returning with a point to prove and scoring 3 tries, hard fought tries by Allen LeCroy and Christopher 'Country' Mayes, an opportunistic try by Mark Poteat, and Zulu warrior William Mode getting his first try ever. Rounding out the scoring was a Drop Kick penalty taken by LeCroy. The return of old school rugger RC Dayton was a boon for the team on this day, playing scrum half and running much more than he planned!
Guildford College never gave up though, and continued to play with heart and pride. A breakaway run from a loose ball saw their tighthead prop rumble for 60 yards for a try between the posts, which was easily converted by the Guildford kicker.
The post game social was held at Mark Bennett's new brewpub Fonta Flora Brewery in downtown Morganton where rugby songs such as "Yogi Bear" and "If I Were the Marrying Kind" gave the both the locals and Guilford College rookies a taste of rugby tradition.