Magis Ea­gles top Ce­safi foot­ball elims

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - By Mars G. Ali­son COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Leo Gabriel Maquil­ing scored a brace al­low­ing Sa­cred Heart School-Ate­neo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Ea­gles to edge de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Don Bosco Tech­ni­cal School (DBTC) Grey­wolves, 2-1, in the 2018 Cebu Schools Ath­letic Foun­da­tion, Inc. (Ce­safi) sec­ondary foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion held at the Cebu City Sports Cen­ter yes­ter­day.

The win al­lowed the Magis Ea­gles to end their elim­i­na­tion cam­paign not only as the top ranked team but also with a clean record af­ter not hav­ing dropped any of their five matches which gave them a per­fect score of 15 points.

“We will pre­pare for the semis start­ing this Mon­day, but we are still wait­ing on who will be our op­po­nent,” said Ate­neo head coach Oliver Colina when asked how they will pre­pare for the semi­fi­nals.

Ate­neo, though, may still be miss­ing one of its key play­ers in Ju­lian Matheu Ca­batin­gan who will be meted with an ad­di­tional one game sus­pen­sion for what or­ga­niz­ers deemed an “in­de­cent act” for re­mov­ing his jersey and at­tempt­ing to pull down his shorts while in­side the pitch in their game last Oct. 6 against Univer­sity of South­ern Philip­pines Foun­da­tion (USPF).

Colina, how­ever, said they will wait for an of­fi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion re­gard­ing the mat­ter be­fore mak­ing any moves but that what­ever the de­ci­sion is, they will ap­peal it.

The Grey­wolves, on the other hand, set them­selves up for a must-win sit­u­a­tion for their last elim­i­na­tion match af­ter drop­ping to fifth place in the rank­ings fol­low­ing USPF’s 3-0 rout of the Sis­ters of Mary School (SMS) Boys­town Aloysians.

DBTC cur­rently holds a 12-1 win-loss-draw record equiv­a­lent to four points and will con­test the fi­nal semi­fi­nals slot with USPF who is cur­rently in the fourth place with its five points ow­ing to a 1-2-2 card.

DBTC’s last game will be against the SMS Boys­town Aloysians on Tues­day, 3 p.m., still at the Sports Cen­ter.

Should DBTC win against SMS, then the Grey­wolves will take the fi­nal semis slot as it will give them a to­tal of seven points. USPF has no more matches left.

In the other game, Univer­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars ended the elim­i­na­tions as the sec­ond ranked team af­ter a 2-0 blank­ing of the Univer­sity of San Car­los (USC) Baby War­riors who end their cam­paign at third place with a 2-3-0 card equiv­a­lent to six points.

CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON

Leo Maquil­ing (cen­ter) bat­tles for ball pos­ses­sion against two Don Bosco de­fend­ers dur­ing their Ce­safi foot­ball high school di­vi­sion match yes­ter­day at the CCSC.

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