Big stakes loom for finalists of ExxonMobil Schools football
Once the weather is conducive, the second ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 Schools football tournament will conclude on Saturday afternoon.
Two teams will be overjoyed with the result, given the beneficial prizes, while two others will possibly be left heartbroken.
Carmel Secondary and Cummings Lodge Secondary will clash in Boys’ final while New Campbellville and East Ruimveldt will do battle in the girls.
Carmel will have an uphill task against the favoured Cummings Lodge who bolted into the final via a 9-0 blowout of Queenstown Secondary.
However, the Charles Street unit, will bank on the skills of Shem James and Ian Daniels to withstand the serious attacking threat of Shiloh Adams, Jitzak Martinez and Antwan Samuels.
A package of $300,000 for school projects will be at stake for the winner, while the runners-up will pocket $200,000.
Dolphin and Queenstown play the third-place playoff which has purse of $100,000 for the winner and $50,000 for the fourth place finisher.
Over in the girls’ category, the highly anticipated clash should finally come to fruition. New Campbellville will start with a chip on their shoulders since they booted 2018 champions Charlestown Secondary in the semi-final.
Breanna Solomon and Shoiana Adams will be two playmakers hoping to take the Sheriff Street unit to victory, but they will come against a determined East Ruimveldt team, who made the semi-finals last year.
The spark in the field will be Kesha Jones and Shaqwana Right. Charlestown would have won the third place clash 6-0 over Tucville.
The girls’ final is slated to commence at 14:00h, while the boys’ third place is at 13:00h and the final at 15:00h.