Truro School fell agonisingly short of winning the Under-15 Schools Cup as they were edged out by RGS High Wycombe in the final at Twickenham.
Tries from Alexander Murphy and Ross Neal helped High Wycombe take a 12-3 lead by half-time.
They extended their advantage with a Jonty Cook touchdown only two minutes after the restart.
Truro launched a comeback with scores from Aidan Maskell and Tom Holdsworth, but their opponents held on.
Truro School rugby manager Graham Whitmore told BBC Cornwall: "We outplayed them in the second-half, but coming back from such a deficit was always going to be a battle.
"For the boys to come back as they did shows they're a courageous side.
"We've had great support from people in Cornwall and we're very proud to represent the county in such a prestigious event."