30 September 2010

Davao Football - 6th Holcim football tournament kicks off Saturday

THE 6th Holcim Inter-High School Football League: Mayor Inday Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Cup kicks off Saturday starting at 2 p.m. at the Tionko field.

Davao Football Association (DFA) general secretary Erwin Protacio, appearing in Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn, said the tournament will have two divisions.

Playing days will be held every weekend until November with the first division composed of the traditionally strong teams while competing in the second division are the developing teams.

Entered in the first division are Ateneo, Emar, Holy Child School of Davao, University of Mindanao, Davao City National High School, Indonesian School and Malabog/Lasang teams.

In second division, competing are Ateneo Blue, Ateneo White, Emar, Catalunan Grande, Holy Cross of Calinan, University of the Immaculate Conception, Montserrat Camp School of Davao, Rogationist Academy, Mintal, Barangay 22-C and Southpoint School.

"The first division will be an 11-A-side event where teams will play the single round robin eliminations. The top two teams will play for the championship while the next two teams will battle for third," Protacio said.

Second division teams, meanwhile, will be grouped into two brackets where the top two teams in each group will advance to the cross-over semi-finals en-route to the championship.

Cash prizes, trophies and medals await the winners of the Holcim Philippines-backed bootfest presented in cooperation with the city government of Davao. (MLSA )

Sun Star Davao

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