Excelsior boys lead high schools football

The undefeated boys of Excelsior High School enjoyed their third victory of the Belize District High Schools Football Competition, while the boys of Wesley College recovered from a 1-5 loss to Excelsior to post a win and a draw at the M.C.C. Grounds last Friday, January 18.
Excelsior High School boys enjoyed a 4-1 victory over the boys of Anglican Cathedral College in a back-match on Saturday morning. Tyrone Gabriel and Kareem “Ton-ton” Flowers led the Excelsior offensive, supported by Enfield Martinez and Stefan “World” Diego on the wings, and James “Soonky” Fitzgibbons and Alex Ferguson at midfield.
Fitzgibbons escaped the marking of A.C.C. defenders Keiron Moss, Dejaun Thomas, and Shevaun Nunez to embarrass goalkeeper Mynor Varela with the first winning goal. Tyrone Gabriel also found the space to unleash a shot that beat Varela for a 2-0 lead at intermission.
ACC’s Coach Alex Noralez refreshed his offensive line with Sergio Luna and Anver Jimenez, while Devaun “Beckham” Zuniga, Richard “RJ” Waight and Calvin “Bodies” Reneau led the A.C.C. counterattacks.
When Excelsior’s goalkeeper deflected a shot, Waight recovered the rebound to score what was A.C.C.’s only consolation goal early in the second half. Kareem Flowers soon exploited Varela’s inexperience to add a third goal for Excelsior.
Jamal Ford replaced Alex Ferguson and got off a shot that Varela deflected, but Flowers recovered the rebound to score a fourth goal before the long whistle.
The ACC boys got an easy bye to their first win, when the boys of Sadie Vernon Technical High School did not show up for their scheduled game last Tuesday.
The Excelsior boys also enjoyed a 2-1 win over St. John’s College last Wednesday. Kareem Flowers scored the first winning goal and Jamal Ford launched a long lob that caught the SJC keeper off his line as it screamed in just under the crossbar for a 2-0 lead at intermission.
Sydney “Bucket” Bradley managed to score a consolation goal for SJC in the second half, and SJC’s Raheem Flowers, Tarique James, Dimitri Fabro and Harold Nava pressed furiously for the equalizer, but the Excelsior defenders hung tough to secure their 2-1 victory.
The SJC boys had done better when they posted their second victory 5-1 over the boys of Nazarene High School last Monday evening.
Raheem Flowers scored the first and 2nd goals to lead 2-0 at intermission. Tarique James added two more in the second half and Harold Nava connected with a header to finish a corner kick by Sydney Bradley for a fifth goal.
Wesley College boys also enjoyed a 3-1 victory over the boys of Ladyville Technical High School last Tuesday. Khambrel Blease scored the first winning goal, Godwin Neal added a second and Keeron Young scored a third , while only Devaun Rhaburn scored a consolation goal for Ladyville.
Wesley boys also denied the St. John’s College boys a third win by holding them to a 2-2 draw on Friday night.
Keeron Young outran the SJC defenders to lob the ball over SJC’s goalkeeper for Wesley’s first goal, but Sydney Bradley recovered a rebound to blast in the equalizer before intermission. St. John’s scored again in the second half, but Wesley equalized 2-2 before the long whistle.

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