NAGA CITY, Cebu (Feb. 16, 2017, 9:00PM)Carrying the flag for Cebu City Niños, Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) Football Club (FC) teams grabbed the gold at the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) Regional Meet during championship games tonight in this city.

Xavier Miguel Larrauri of Cebu City DBTC FC goes up for a header against Dominic Trazo of Bohol during their football semifinals match. (The Freeman photo)

The Cebu City DBTC FC elementary squad conquered Bohol, 8-0, while the high school team beat erstwhile rival Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu that played for Mandaue City, 3-0, at the Teodoro Mendiola Sr. Sports Oval.

Both teams mentored by seamless champion coach Glen Ramos will represent the region in the 60th edition of the Palarong Pambansa in Antique, the biggest inter-school competition organized by the Department of Education (DepEd), in San Jose de Buenavista City of Antique Province.

Coach Glen Ramos gives final instruction to the elementary players before the finals.

Simon del Campo and Andres Custado scored two goals each and delivered the gold for Cebu City and pride for all Bosconians.

Del Campo hit the net in the 19th and 20th minutes, while Custado scored in the 31st and 42nd minute. Joseph Garces, Nathan Lingatong and John Osbe also scored for the elementary squad.

Close shave. Players from Cebu City celebrate after beating Bohol province via shootout in the semifinal round of Cviraa football. (Sun•Star photo/Alex Badayos)

(Updated Jan. 17) After the DBTC FC high school booters defeated Bohol in the semi-finals, Jeremy Laro gave the team the needed boost of confidence as he scored a goal in the first half of the championship game.

Then John Clyde Vitualla came in strong in the second half to secure the gold with back-to-back goals as the rest of the team limited the Mandaue Atenans to nothing.

With the theme “Transforming Communities, Transcending through K to 12,” DepEd calendared the 2017 Palarong Pambansa on April 10 to 16, 2017. Incidentally, these dates coincide with the Holy Week.

The Champions. (Photo by John Francis Calo)