Clarendon College upset Old Harbour High

February 25, 2017
Clarendon College team (from left): Cadel Green, Ackeem Clarke, Jerimiah Brown and Sujay Thompson.
Akino Ming Old harbour's team of Renae Lamoth, Desmond Dixon, Sanjay Ramharrack and Kymani Kelly.

Clarendon College, the 23rd seed in TVJ School Challenge Quiz, are beaming with confidence heading into round three of the competition after they defeated 10th seed Old Harbour High School, 26-16, in their match broadcasted yesterday.

"It's a good feeling because it has been a while since Clarendon College has reach to this level," coach Dei-Rasi Freckleton said.

The Chapelton-based institution took charge of the match in the speed challenge section, opening up a six point lead.

"Coming out of the speed challenge, the team was really comfortable when I visited them during the break. We were leading by six points and even though six points is not hard to catch up, they were comfortable and we could see writings on the wall," Freckleton said.

befuddled state

Clarendon College's six point lead seemed to have put Old Harbour High in a befuddled state as they kept their fingers on the buzzers as though they were playing a piano.

"We lost this match when we kept pressing the buzzer," head coach for Old Harbour High, Davean Morrison, said.

"We pressed the buzzer about four times before Clarendon pressed once."

He said that his team failure to do their homework contributed to their jitters.

"We lost the game from home with lack of carrying out instructions," Morrison said. "They have to revise and they can't take it for granted that they know it unless they read it and remember it."

Morrison said he hopes his team learn from their mistakes as they will begin to prepare for next year's competition in June.

"We actually started preparation in December last year, so we are hoping to start in June if they have the desire," Morrison said.

All but one of Old Harbour's team members are to return next year.

Clarendon are slated to play the winner of the match between St Georges College's and Wolmer's Boys.

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