The Rugby League Jamaica/Flash Ship Couriers National U19 Championship ended on Tuesday at Campion College, with defending champions The Cedar Grove Academy securing their second consecutive hold on the coveted title. In a dominant performance, the Champs successfully turned back the challenge of BB Coke High 26-6.
Cedar Grove’s victory was built off strong performances by Melvin Harris and Kaden Hunter, each scoring 2 tries, with Hunter also kicking a goal. Other try scorers for the champs were Jahsemia Tulloch and Tajay Brown. BB Coke’s sole try came from Tyrone Davidson, and Domique Myers slotted over a goal.
Winning coach Antonio Baker said, “We are elated that we won. Our victory is a culmination of years of hard work and a continuation of our dominance at the U19 level, seeing that we also won the championships last year. I am very proud of the progress the boys are making and hope that they will transition to playing the sport at the adult level.”
In the third-place action, host Campion College lost 2-1 on drop-goals to Calabar High after both teams were locked in a 12-12 tie after full and extra time. Calabar’s try scorers were Tevez Tulloch and Tyreke Hutchinson. Goals came from Dean Griffiths and Timor Osbourne. In the kickoff, Griffiths and Timari Johnson made successful kicks. Meanwhile, for Campion, Deshawn Gordon and Jaleel Green had tires, whilst Josiah Neil kicked two goals. In the kick-off, only Maliq Morris made a successful kick.