Upper Hill received an awakening in their opening game after going down 12-7 to Uganda's Jinja SS as the shorter version of the game kicked off at Tanzania Game Track and Safaris (TGT) Kisongo in Arusha, Tanzania on Monday 19 August 2019.
Having made history in winning the regional title last year with an unblemished run, the results were a real shocker to the champions.
They however made amends in game two with a 59-0 hiding of another Ugandan side Butiki.
Reigning champions Laiser Hill registered two straight wins at on day one. They beat Jinja SS 24-5 in the opening game and followed it up with a 19-12 win over Kenyan counterparts St. Peter's Mumias in the second game.
St. Peter's Mumias recovered from the Laiser scorcher to flatten Butiki 52-0 in their second game.
The 7s games continue on Tuesday. Seven schools namely Upper Hill(Ke), St.Peter’s Mumias(Ke), Kiira College(Ug), LTP(Bu), Laiser hill (Ke), Jinja SS(Ug), Okeeswa(TZ) and Hana International(Ug) are contesting the regional diadem in a round robin format.
Results - Monday 19 Aug 2019
Jinja ss (Ug) 05 vs 24 Laiser Hill(ke)
Hanna (Ug) 40 vs 00 Okeeswa (tz)
Jinja ss (Ug) 12 vs 07 upper hill (ke)
Laiser (ke) 19 vs 12 St peters. (ke)
Butiki (ug) 00 vs 52 St Peters (keep)
Butiki (Ug) 00 vs 59 upper hill (Ke)