DON Bosco Institute of Technology (DBTI) in Victorias City leaned on their prolific striker John Benedict Gulmatico to turn back St. Scholastica’s Academy, 2-1, and capture the boys elementary football title in the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) meet Sunday at the STI-West Negros University football pitch, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Gulmatico scored two goals, one from the penalty spot and another one from a breakaway, to assure the championship for DBTI. It was a sweet victory for the Bosconians which won the title six years ago.
The presence of Philippine Airforce FC team manager and chief backer Keith Buyco and PAFFC coach Dennis Dokas inspired the Bosconians of coach Jose ‘Itik’ Baldava.
The core of the championship squad will be selected to the NOPSSCEA team which will compete to the Negros Occidental Provincial meet set on Dec. 8-13 in Bacolod City in preparation for the Western Visayas Region Athletic Association (WVRAA) early next year.
DBTI-Victorias Champion NOPSSCEA Elementary Boys: Buyco, Jaime Iñigo; Gulmatico, John Benedict; Jacildo, James Richard; Lima, Joshua; Maja, Rayne Angel; Padilla, Joshua Jay; Pagador, Franz Dominic; Perez, Kharl; Salud, Andri; Valenciano, Benjamin III; Zaragoza, John Frence; Acosta, Ellyza; Acuña, Jose Miguel; Agapuyan, Thomas Lucien; Alcuizar, John Anderson; Alsong, Cliff Gabriel; Armada, Glenn Matthew; Judith, Noel III; Lazo, Amberson Figo; Manguiat, Urie; Severino, Seppe Anthony; Sobiga, Ramon Paolo. (PR)