It was a goal rush in the Berbice zone as Canje Secondary dismantled Overwinning by a 20-0 score line when the 6th annual Digicel Secondary Schools Football Championship continued yesterday at the Burnham Park ground.
The wet conditions underfoot did not hamper the goal scoring intentions of the Canje unit as they effectively ended the contest after leading 6-0 going into the half time interval
The carnage continued in the second half as Canje recorded a further 14 goals, in the process setting the marker for the most goals scored to date in this edition.
Shane Hamilton led the assault with 10 goals in the seventh, 10th, 15st, 35th, 51st, 55th, 60th, 61st, 68th and 68th minutes while Jermaine King registered six strikes in the 13th, 42nd, 64th, 66th, 69th and 75th minutes.
Marlock Davis also got into the scoring act as he found the back of the net in the fifth and 46th minutes while Alade Grant and Edmond White assisted with conversions in the 24th and 72nd minutes respectively.
Action in the event is slated to continue today from 15:30hrs at several venues. The championship which will be played in the traditional knockout format, will be staged in every region and will conclude on July 31st at the National Stadium in Providence.
Christianburg/Wismar Secondary has held a stranglehold on the event as they are current four time defending champions. The other victor of the most prestigious event in the country was Georgetown Technical Institute who won the inaugural event.
Winner of the event is slated to receive $1,000,000 toward the funding off a school project and the Championship trophy while the second place unit will receive $700,000 and the runners-up accolade.
The third and fourth placed unit will walk away $400,000 and $350,000 and the corresponding trophy. Similarly, $100,000 will be awarded to achieve zone winner.