Quarter-final action heats up today at four venues
At the Carifesta Sports Complex ground, Georgetown champions Lodge Secondary School would be brimming with confidence following their authoritative 5-1 humiliating win over New Campbellville Secondary will go up against the champions of Region 9, St. Ignatius Secondary School.
While the Georgetown champions can look to their inspirational skipper Keith Fletcher who will receive support from Kareem Johnson, Jarrel Thom, Jamal Gibbs, Travis Lyken and their diminutive custodian in Jamal Daly to see them through to the semifinals, St. Ignatius will be relying heavily on Frankie Parks and Mark Joseph to create the upset their coach Terrence Parks is looking for.
At the Wisburg ground in Linden, defending champions of Region 10and last year’s tournament runners-up Wismar/Christianburg Secondary, will match strides with the lesser known Charity Secondary School, with Mario Batson, Nigel Caesar, Marmalique Davidson, Travin Dryden and Daniel English leading the home team’s charge.
Not much is known about their opponents, but the fact that they made it this far in the tournament speaks volumes for them and if Wismar/Christianburg decides to sit back on their laurels as they did in the first half of their last encounter against Paramakatoi Secondary, then an upset can occur this afternoon.
In the Ancient County of Berbice, Tutorial Academy, who are the regional champions of Region 6, will go up against Waramadong Secondary who will be representing Region 7 with pride and looking to Mc Curd Kramer, Cirilo George and Myles Albert to lead their challenge in today’s encounter.
The final quarterfinal action for today, pits Leonora Secondary School who were crowned champions of Region 3, taking on Bygeval Secondary School at the Beterverwagting Community Centre ground, with Andrew Fowler, Kevin Dorway and Aubrey Greene leading the charge for the former against the wiles of Johnson Jack, Kelvin James and Samuel Charles, who will take up the mantle for the latter team.
Action in all four matches kicks off at 1530hrs and with a place in Friday’s semifinals being up for grabs along with one year bragging rights and $500,000 for a project of the winning school’s choice, today’s encounter can be mouth watering, if all the principles showcase the talent that brought them thus far in the tournament