THE Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Red beat the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Green, 7-1, in the opener of the 5th Mayor Rody-Inday Sara and Holcim Philippines Inter-High School Football Tournament at the Tionko Football Grounds on Friday.
DCNHS Green player John Dale Cinco struck for a goal in the 14-minute but HCSD Red countered with back-to-back goals courtesy of Christopher Escaran (19th minute), Kevin Digal (31st, 60th, Eliezer Galope (35th, 79th) and Michael Atangan.
The HCSD Red led Group A that is also composed of Ateneo de Davao University, Catalunan-Medvil and Panabo National High School.
In group B, DCNHS-Columbia shutout HCSD Black, 16-0, in the bootfest presented by Holcim Philippines and supported by Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.
DCNHS scorers were Rocky Custodio (3',18',22',36',45',51'), Joel Vivero (7' 31'), Warren Ravanes (48', 70' 72', 76'), Jinuel Jose (59', 67') and Raymart Palabrica (68', 79').
Holcim Philippines administration manager Cilor Guevarra and Davao Football Association (DFA) president Rafael "Pops" Vilela graced the opening rites.
Games will resume today with Ateneo taking on Catalunan-Medvil at 2 p.m. followed by the match between Panabo and HCSD Red at 4 p.m.
The tournament is organized by DFA in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao students. (MLSA)
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