Excelsior's Sutherland looks to graduate with Manning Cup title
Tyrick Sutherland graduates from Excelsior High School this year and the central midfielder is hoping that his team can stay close to Kingston College in the race for top honours in Group E of the ISSA/Flow Manning Cup football competition as it's his aim to leave with a title.
The Mountain View Avenue-based Excelsior are on 16 points from seven games with four wins, two drawn encounters, and a loss.
Sutherland is confident that his team will continue to improve and challenge KC for the top spot in the group under the guidance of head coach Shavar Thomas.
"I know we can advance from the group and go all the way in winning the title. We have a good coaching staff and quality players," Sutherland told STAR Sports recently.
"We are really looking forward to the next game against KC and a place in the second round of the Manning Cup. I am in the final year at school, and would love to leave with the title," the 18-year-old said.
After going down 1-3 to group leaders KC (21 points) on September 23 at Stadium East, Excelsior edged Ardenne High 3-2 last Tuesday, then scored a big 10-0 win against lowly Norman Manley High last Friday at Excelsior High.
Now, Excelsior will travel away to Greater Portmore High today for another victory.
With Jamaica College holding the Manning Cup for the last four years, Sutherland is hunting his first title.