Saturday, October 02, 2010


Published in Cebu Daily Newspaper on Oct. 2, 2010 Saturday issue
by Mars G. Alison, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor

THE University of San Carlos-North Campus (USC-NC) and the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) are both fighting for survival as they must win their respective games today to advance to the semifinals of the 10th CESAFI High School Football Championship at the USC- Technological Center in Talamban, Cebu City.

USC-NC is badly in need of a win as it is languishing at the bottom of the standings with no points after losing thrice in as many matches in the elimination round.

The Baby Warriors will, however, face a tough assignment against current No. 2 Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) who has already accumulated six points after winning two elimination round games.

A loss, however, would not dislodge SHS-AdC from its current standings.

USJ-R, on the other hand, also has a tough task ahead against defending champions Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) for its final elimination match.

A win would allow USJ-R to dislodge the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) from the third spot and could face SHS-AdC in the semis.

Should the Jaguars lose, they will once again face DBTC in the semifinals, a more daunting task as DBTC has won all of its elimination matches so far with wide margins.

Expected to do the rout for DBTC is Miguel Caindec, the tournament's top goalscorer with nine, and Junjay Arizabal who has six goals to his name. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

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