Jamaica College was denied the ISSA Schoolboys treble after they were beaten 3-0 by Clarendon College in the Olivier Shield play-off at stadium east on Wednesday as the season came to an end.
Marques Reid, Devonti Hodges, and Keheim Dixon scored for the daCosta Cup champions in the repeat of the 2019 game that was also won by Clarendon College, the only two losses in the Olivier Shield by Jamaica College dating back to 1969, 54 years.
Jamaica College had earlier won the Manning Cup, beating St Andrew Technical in the final, and the ISSA Champions Cup after beating Kingston College in that final.
It was the fifth outright win in the Olivier Shield for Clarendon College as they shared it in 1998 with Dunoon Technical.
It was the first loss of the season for Jamaica College and their biggest loss in years.
After not playing since they won the daCosta Cup two weeks ago, against Central High, Clarendon College looked more rested and took the game to Jamaica College and were rewarded with two goals in a two minutes span in the first half.
Jamaica College’s goalkeeper Rassico Rose managed to get his fists to a shot from Malachi Douglas in the 19th minute but the ball fell to Reid who fired it back across the goal into the far right corner to give Clarendon College the lead.
It was 2-0 three minutes later as once again Jamaica College failed to deal with a ball in their area and Hodges hit a weak clearance on the volley back past Rose at his left post.
Tarick Ximines just missed scoring for Jamaica College at the end of the first half but his header flew straight to Clarendon’s goalkeeper Romeo Daniels.
Clarendon College put Jamaica College out of their miseries late in the game when Dixon fired past Rose in the 84th minute.
Glenmuir High ended a 10-year title drought after winning their seventh ISSA Ben Francis Knock Out title on Saturday, December 3rd beating Edwin Allen High 2-0 in the final played at STETHS.
Glenmuir who won the treble in 2004, daCosta Cup, Ben Francis, and Olivier Shield, drew level with Cornwall College with seven Ben Francis KO titles, their first KO title in 13 years.
The Andrew Peart coached team completed the Ben Francis KO competition without conceding a single goal in four games while scoring 10 of their own.
Orane Watson gave Glenmuir High the lead in the first half when he converted from the penalty spot while David Reid added the second early in the second half.
Edwin Allen High who won their first major football title last season, had not conceded a goal in two previous games and were trying to become the fourth team to retain the title as both Glenmuir High and Cornwall College did twice, and STETHS who won six straight titles between 2010 and 2015.
Clarendon College became the third school to win double-digit ISSA daCosta Cup titles on Saturday, December 3rd when they beat first-time finalists Central High 3-0 in the final at St Elizabeth Technical High Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, to take their 10th lien on the trophy.
Cornwall College leads with 12 holds on the title with Rusea’s High next with 11.
Malachi Douglas gave them a first-half lead while goals from Kristoffe Graham and Keheim Dixon in the second half saw them run past Central High who had made it past the quarterfinal for the first time ever.
Both teams had qualified for the final after penalty kick wins earlier in the week, Clarendon College saw off last season’s beaten finalists Mannings School and Central High beaten Manchester High after both games had ended in 1-1 scorelines after 90 minutes of regulation.
Douglas opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he finished off a brilliant move down the middle of the Central High defense.
Graham scored his second goal of the season in the 60th minute when he held his composure in the face of the onrushing Central High goalkeeper Stephen Hamilton and guided the ball past him into the open goal.
Dixon was well placed at the far right post in the 85th minute to tap in a cross from Marques Reid who had danced past two defenders on the left wing.
Holders Edwin Allen High, two former winners Glenmuir High and Rusea’s High as well as first timers York Castle High all qualified for the semi-finals of the ISSA Ben Francis Knock-out after scoring wins in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Edwin Allen beat outgoing daCosta Cup champions Garvey Maceo High; Glenmuir High beat Frome Technical; York Castle High knocked out Dinthill Technical and Rusea’s High ended William Knibb Memorial’s season.
The semi-finals are set for STETHS on Wednesday, November 30 with Edwin Allen playing Rusea’s High in the first game and Glenmuir meeting York Castle in the second for a place in the final three days later.
Edwin Allen High extended the defence of the KO title after Tajae Thomas and Patrick Harrison scored in their game against Garvey Maceo on Friday.
They had rebounded from losing to Central High in the quarterfinals of the daCosta Cup while Garvey Maceo had beaten Cornwall College 3-1.
Glenmuir High crushed Frome Technical 4-0 in the May Pen with Tajaun Cummings scoring two goals and Kyle Gordon and Deandre Johnson getting the others.
York Castle High are into the Ben Francis KO semis for the first time after beating Dinthill Technical 5-4 on penalties after they ended 2-2 in regulation at Mt Pleasant Football Academy in St Ann.
Rusea’s High will play at least one more game as they put William Knibb Memorial out of their miseries winning 3-1 in the shootout spot after they played out a 0-0 draw in regulation time.