Bound for Nationals : Baguio City High boys bag Milo Olympics -Luzon Football Championship

Bound for Nationals : Baguio City High boys bag Milo Olympics -Luzon Football Championship
Champions. It is encoureging to see them grow up and improve in life, school and play.***

Fifteen football players from Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) and members of Goshen Land Football Club (CGFC) under Coach Aris Bocalan emerged as champions in the Luzon-wide Milo Olympics held recently at the Melvin Jones Football Field. They beat scores of teams from different schools from CAR and regions 1, 2 and 3. They will represent Baguio,CAR and Luzon in the upcoming national Milo Olympics to be held in Cebu in November.
The team is composed of third year and fourth year highschool students from Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) under principal Elma Donaal They diligently train at the Melvin Jones and Athletic Bowl football fields. Mayor Mauricio Domogan, a football enthusiast, gave them permission to use both fields for their training. This way, kids who are interested to train in football are given an alternative from the attraction offered by drugs, alcohol and bum gangs.
The players in the team are: Dean Carlos (Goalkeeper), Louie Kiyawan (Goalkeeper), Marvin Viray (striker), Mike Danieve Arbela (striker), Jason Escara (Midfielder), Reggy Ubfan (Midfielder), Spencer Galasa (Midfielder), Carlo Conde (Midfielder), Russel Carino (Midfielder), Alfin Olero (Defender), John Nicolas Dammay (Defender), Jacob Gomez (Defender), Keazer Maliones (Defender), Jemsley Dalisay (Defender), James Mansueto (Defender).
The boys persevered amidst the taunting of other players from other teams. One intimidated them saying his dad is a congressman, to which one Baguio player answered, “eh anu ngayon kung congressman tatay mo?”
‘Malalaki sila. So we beat them with our ground ball game and speed,” Mike Arbela, 15, one of Baguio team’s striker said. Since he was in grade 5, Arbela was already being recruited by a university in Manila to play for the school’s varsity. A Goshen Land Caring Hands scholar, he is in the top five of their class’s academic ranking. He was Baguio city’s elementary football team captain in 2010 when his team won the CARAA football elementary championship.***JD

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