By Rawle Toney
WHAT started with 32 Secondary Schools in Georgetown has now boiled down to 16 with eight of them going into action today, as the Petra Organisation/Milo Schools Football Tournament reaches the round-of-16 stage.Defending champions Chase Academy, Dolphin Secondary, Lodge Secondary, Queen’s College, Christ Church Secondary, Bishops’ High School, St John’s College, and Mae’s Secondary, all finished atop their respective groups.
With the exception of St John’s College, the aforementioned schools played undefeated in the Group Stage.
St Rose’s High, Queenstown Secondary, South Ruimveldt, Richard Ishmael, North Ruimveldt, North Georgetown Secondary, Kingston and Tucville Secondary are the other eight teams.
From 11:00hrs, Group C winners Lodge Secondary will oppose Group D runners-up North Ruimveldt Secondary in the first quarter-final at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.
Dolphin Secondary, Group B finishers, collide with Group E second-placers Richard Ishmael at 12:00hrs, followed Tucville Secondary versus Queen’s College (14:00hrs) and Bishops’ High tackling St Rose’s at 15:30hrs.
The Round-of-16 will conclude tomorrow before the quarter-finals on March 13, semi-finals on March 17 and the grand final on Sunday March 20.