6th Holcim-Mayor Inday Sara-VM Rody HS Football League

Info from Davao FA general secretary Erwin Protacio:

6th HOLCIM – Mayor Inday Sara Duterte / VM Rody Duterte Inter High School Football League Opening

The 6th HOLCIM – Mayor Inday Sara Duterte / VM Rody Duterte Inter High School Football League started last Saturday (2 October 2010) at the Tionko Football Grounds. Present during the opening ceremony are Councilors Emmanuel Galicia and Edgar Ibuyan (representing Mayor Duterte), Engr. Cilor Guevarra of HOLCIM, Bgy 22 – C Kagawad Victoria Luceño, and Davao FA general secretary Erwin Protacio.

Engr. Guevarra noticed that there are more teams now than last year which shows that the sport is gaining popularity in the City. He also commended the presence of Bgy 22 – C in effectively pursuing a diversion program to help kids stay away from vices and illegal activities.

Message from Mayor Sara Duterte as read by Councilor Edgar Ibuyan, “ I am happy to see that there are now more schools and more teams participating in the league. On behalf of the City Government, thank you to the Davao FA for your tireless promotion of the sport not only among the city’s youth, but among adults and professionals as well. Thank you also, to HOLCIM and the participating schools for giving our children the opportunity to learn football and develop their talent in the sport.”

This year, the competition is divided into two (2) divisions. Divsision A is composed of Ateneo, EMAR, Holy Child, Davao City National High School, and Lasang. This is an 11 a-side single round robin elimination, with the top 2 teams in the eliminations vying for the championship.

Division B will be played 9 a-side and is composed of the following: Group 1: Catalunan Grande, Bgy 22 – C, Ateneo White, Montserrat Camp School de Davao, and, Davao City National High School. Group 2: Ateneo Blue, University of Mindanao, Mintal, South Point School, SOS Children’s Village. The top two teams in the groups will qualify for the cross over semi-finals.

In the opening game EMAR defeated DCNHS, 4 – 0. The goal scorers are Jomar Acedo (40 +1’, 61’, & 65’) and Gregorio Zamora Jr (78’).  In Division B, Catalunan Grande defeated Bgy 22 – C, 4 – 0. The goal scorers are Jun Carlo Gonzaga (8’), Bernard Tampon (10’), Jade Mauricio (34’), and Romeo Poblacion (42’).

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