| CEBU CITY (10 Feb 2010) – The Sacred Heart School – Jesuits (SHS-J) returned to the Boys Under-14 division of the annual Thirsty Football Cup and immediately made an impact as they bagged the title over San Carlos City in the championship match at the Cebu City Sports Complex football grounds.
SHS-J and San Carlos City were equally matched on both the offensive and defensive end but just as the time was winding down, SHS-J striker Vinson Neri scored from point blank range from a well-calculated pass by left winger Keef Yap to clinch the game.
“It was a total team effort. Without helping each other, we wouldn’t have achieved this,” SHS-J coach Vincent Ramos told Sun.Star Cebu after their championship victory.
SHS-J edged out Paref-Springdale in the semifinals 1-0, while visiting San Carlos City defeated defending champions Don Bosco A 1-0, in penalty shootout.
Meanwhile, the Abellana National School (ANS)-Pomeroy retained their title in the Boys U19 category, while Don Bosco Alumni FC grabbed first runners-up honours.
ANS-Pomeroy also took home the trophy in the Boys U12 division with a 2-1 win over SHS-J.
University of San Carlos won the Girls U19 title, while Atletica de Cebu finished as the first runners-up.
San Carlos City made the trip worthwhile as they bagged the crown in the Girls U12 over Subangdaku FC.
Don Bosco 1 also blanked Los Amigos, 2-1, for the Players 8 title.