Ben Vorster beat KES 26-22, while there were also wins for Waterkloof, Kingswood, Queen’s, Hudson Park and Jeppe at the KES Easter Festival on Thursday.
Ben Vorster came out firing and led 17-5 after 30 minutes, before KES hit back to trail just 20-17 at the break.
Ben Vorster extended their lead to nine points in the second half, with the hosts scoring a last-minute try that came too late.
In other matches on day one, Waterkloof beat St Benedict’s 17-7, Kingswood gave St David’s a 43-17 hiding, Northwood went down 26-8 Queen’s College, Hudson Park defeated Marlow 23-19, and Jeppe beat top 20-ranked school Eldoraigne 33-18.
KES Easter Festival results (Day 1):
St Benedict’s 7 Waterkloof 17
St David’s Marist Inanda 17 Kingswood 43
Queen’s 26 Northwood 8
Hudson Park 23 Marlow 19
Eldoraigne 18 Jeppe 33
Ben Vorster 26 KES 22