… Essequibo, Select U-15 desperate for winsROUND two of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/RUBiS Under-17 Inter-County Tournament bowls off today; with the clash between frontrunners Demerara and Berbice being the main event of the day.Essequibo and the Select X1 will have a battle of two teams who are fresh off respective losses in round one at the GCC ground, Bourda.At the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground, powerhouse Demerara will lock horns with arch rivals Berbice, in what should be the feature bout.The National Select X1 suffered a horrific 4-wicket loss to the Demerara U-17 side in the opener, but will need to rebound quickly especially against Essequibo who will also keen on chalking up a win.U-15 stars Nityanand Mathura, Mathew Pottaya and Sanjay Algoo were the standout batsmen while Pottaya and Josh Alves will be a handful with the ball on a surface they are quite familiar with.Essequibo, on the other hand, had a very shabby match in both departments, losing by a whopping 136 runs at the hands of Berbice. Should they regain momentum, Aryan Persaud and Quincy Sampson will need more support from the other batsmen.Jared Alicock, Ryan Atkinson and Persaud all returned wickets in the last match which could be a bonus in the event their batting crashes again.The big clash between Berbice and Demerara should be a high-scoring encounter, given the form of Berbice skipper Rampertab Ramnauth, half-centurion in the last match. Zeynul Ramsammy and others will want to offer much with the bat.Christopher Deroop and Isai Thorne stood out mainly as the best bowlers and could come into play again. Demerara showed aggression from the start with the likes of Zachory Jodah, Romel Datterdeen, MVP from match one, Shamar Yearwood and others, who all look deadly with either bat or ball.Action bowls off at 09:00hrs.
As recently as 2014, Henninger was one of the best programs in Section III. The Black Knights went 12-1 that season, but then head coach Dave Kline shipped off to Cicero-North Syracuse. His staff followed. Since then, Henninger has yet to win more than two games in a season. With senior quarterback Alex Doughty back there’s thoughts that head coach Kevin Ryan — who took over after Kline’s departure — can bring the winning back.“Henninger football to me, it’s pride,” Doughty said. “It’s how you carry yourself. You’ve got to play with that chip on your shoulder because you know you represent Henninger.”Here’s The Daily Orange’s preview of the 2018 Henninger football team.2017 record: 2-7Head coach: Kevin Ryan; entering fourth season as head coachAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDriving distance from SU: 1.9 milesPlayers from last year’s team who graduated: 14Notable returners: Alex Doughty, QB, seniorTyler Coon, OL/DL, seniorElijah Underwood, WR/CB, seniorMyquell Brown, RB/LB, seniorOpening game: Aug. 31 at West Genesee Key storyline:Seniors try to reinstill what Doughty called “Heninger football,” referring to the winning tradition of the Black Knights in the early 2010s. Comments What they’re saying:WR/CB Elijah Underwood: “Our motto is ‘maximum effort.’ On the field, off the field, just trying to focus on having a good season.”QB Alex Doughty: “As long as we get the opportunities to put the ball in the end zone, it doesn’t matter how we do it. Me and my guys, we’re gonna go out here, doesn’t matter how we run it, we’re gonna put the ball in the end zone.”Doughty: “Henninger football to me, it’s pride. It’s how you carry yourself. You’ve got to play with that chip on your shoulder because you know you represent Henninger, and you’ve got to come out and you’ve got to represent. But you’ve got to do it the right way.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3