SHS-Ateneo goes for 2nd Cesafi football title-A A +A
Thursday, October 3, 2013
REIGNING titleholder Sacred Heart School-Ateneo (SHS-AdC) de Cebu is looking to repeat its feat last year, as it guns for the secondary division crown in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) in a rematch with Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC).
SHS-AdC attempts to bag back-to-back secondary division crown as it plays DBTC for the third straight year in the Cesafi secondary division football finals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC).
SHS-AdC defeated DBTC, 4-1, for last year’s title. SHS-AdC has the edge over DBTC in this year’s matchup but both meetings were close. SHS-AdC beat DBTC, 1-0, while the other match ended in a 1-1 draw.
DBTC is looking to regain the crown after losing it to bitter rival SHS-AdC last season. DBTC last won the title in 2011, beating SHS-AdC, 3-1.
SHS-AdC finished at No. 1 this season with 19 points, while DBTC ended up at second with 16 points.
The battle for third place at 8 a.m. will be between University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R).
USPF beat USJ-R, 12-0, and, 8-0, in the elimination round this year.
The tertiary division championship match between defending champion USJ-R and University of San Carlos will be on Sunday at the CCSC after University of Cebu takes on USPF for third place honors at 3 pm.
USJ-R, which beat USC for the title last year, lost to USC, 2-0, last Sunday in the second round of elimination, while the two teams drew 0-0 in their first meeting.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 04, 2013.