The Alliance High School put a claim on the 2015 Prescott Cup after seeing off Upper Hill School 18-14 in the final played at the St. Mary’s School on Saturday 27 June.
The win for Busherians was the first since beating the Rift Valley Academy to the 2013 trophy.
A drop goal by Herbert Mowo gave the scholars a 3-0 lead, but a try from Ben Marshall and an ensuing extra by Meshack Mutende sent Upper Hill 7-3 ahead. After, a Sam Maina unconverted touchdown sent Bush 08-07 ahead going to the break.
A Jeff Kiruki try in the second half, followed by a conversion by Jabir Lunalo put Alliance ahead 15-07. Upper Hill responded with similar points - a touchdown from Victor Rogema and conversion from Mutende to move to within a point of Alliance; 15-14.
However, a penalty from Lunalo closed the scores at 18-14 for Alliance to lift their third Prescott Cup crown.
For a place in the final beat a tough RVA 21-12 in the semis played on Wednesday as Alliance went past Strathmore School 08-03 the day after.
Alliance first won the Prescott Cup after beating Lenana School in the 2003 final. For Upper Hill School on the other hand it was two-times unlucky as they were making only their second appearance in the final since falling to Mang’u High in 2012.