THE Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) routed the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Columbia, 8-2, to book a finals berth in the fifth Mayor Rody-Vice Mayor Inday Sara & Holcim Philippines Inter-High School Football Tournament.
With the victory, Ateneo arranged a championship showdown with the Emar Learning Center, which blanked Holy Child Red, 9-0.
Derrico Gabriel Diamante sizzled with four goals, scoring in the 30th, 57th, 61st and 77th minutes while teammate John Ryven Lumabao converted two goals -- in the fifth and 54th. Patrick Francis Lim (18') and David Angelo Diamante (71') added one goal each to complete the rout.
Raymart Palabrica and Rocky Custodio scored in the 37' and 63', respectively, for DCNHS.
Emar, meanwhile, relied on Jomar Acedo and Alexis Dayondon, who combined for seven goals in their semifinals match.
Acedo scored in the 23', 43', 50' and 65'while Dayondon struck for goals in the 39', 58' and 74'. Imardino Polo (74') and Renz Rhey Napuran (29') pitched in one goal apiece.
The Ateneo-Emar finals clash is set on Sunday at 4 p.m. following the 2 p.m. battle for third between DCNHS Columbia and Holy Child Red.
The tournament is presented by Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO).
The meet is also supervised by the Davao Football Association (DFA).