Red Ribbon resumes

FRESH from contrasting campaigns outside Cebu, powerhouse Don Bosco Technological Center (DBTC) and Paref-Springdale go for their second win against separate foes in the Red Ribbon Under 16 Football Tournament at the San Roque parish football field.

DBTC, which won the high school football crown over Don Bosco Victorias during last weekend's Boscolympics in Pampanga takes on new comer Blessed John XXIII Seminary (BJS) in the opening game before Paref-Springdale faces home team, San Roque FC in the second game at 2 p.m.

If DBTC and Springdale win their matches, they will cruise through the semifinal round along with Hiroshi while the best second-ranked team will get the final spot.

Springdale recently lost in the Rifa Cup 15-under semifinal round before finishing at third last Saturday at the Ateneo de Manila University football grounds.

In the final game, Bright Academy and Don Bosco Boys Home goes for a win against each other. Both teams lost their first matches to Hiroshi FC.

Meanwhile, it's also a DBTC-Springdale rivalry in the race for the Best Striker award. Evanjames Mendoza of Springdale is tied with Bernard Francis Buot with three goals each, while BJS' Peter Paul Abangan is second with two goals, along with teammate Marc Vargas, and Hiroshi's Jethro de los Santos and Miguel Subang.

Aside from the best striker award, other awards to be given in the tournament are the MVP Award, which will be decided by the winning coach, best midfielder, best defender, best goalkeeper and the best in juggling awards.


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