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Prescott Cup promo for Dagoretti, Ofafa clinch Bronze
By Patrick Korir | Sun 01 Jul, 2018 15:08

Dagoretti High, Laiser Hill Academy, Alliance High and Ofafa Jericho scooped medals on Saturday 30 June as the 2018 Prescott Cup season and all its associated leagues; Damu Pevu, Damu Changa and losers’ playoff wrapped the season.

The four Saturday games followed on the Prescott Cup final that had to be played on Friday from where Upper Hill School made it three in a row after seeing off Rift Valley Academy (RVA) 38-6 at St. Mary's School.

Also read Upper Hill wins third straight Prescott Cup title

Dagoretti High 39 Thika High 0 - Damu Pevu final

Dagoretti High School hit Thika High School 39-0 in the Damu Pevu final at the RFUEA Grounds to make a bold return to the Prescott Cup next season. They will occupy space to be vacated by 11-time champions St. Mary's School or Strathmore School who are soon to meet in a relegation playoff. Both propped their respective Prescott Cup pools this year. 

Dagoretti, coached by Victor Walgwe who led Upper Hill to their first two Prescott titles in 2016 and 2017, scale back up to the elite competition without conceding a single point.

To have qualified for the final Dagorreti beat Sunshine Secondary 41-0 in the semis as Thika High - losing Damu Pevu finalist in 2016 - received a walkover from Jamhuri High.

At the close of the game that curtain raised the Kenya - Zimbabwe Africa Gold Cup game, Dagoretti's Ben Salem was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Laiser Hill 96 Langata High 7 - Damu Pevu II final

2014 Prescott Cup winner Laiser Hill Academy booked a place in next year's Damu Pevu after a 96-7 blitzkrieg of Langata High at Lenana School in the final of the newly introduced Damu Pevu II.

Langata gave a good fight and trailed the game 14-7 at half time before falling to the second half pressure. They too will feature in Damu Pevu next year. 

To book the final Laiser Hill hammered Kuhuho Uhuru 60-0 as Langata took down Orbit School 42-7. 

Since winning the 2014 Prescott title, Laiser Hill Academy did not return to the competition from 2015 only to show up this year for Damu Pevu II.

Their star player Branson Madigu was named the MVP at the close of the contest.

Alliance II 10 Mangu High II 8 - Damu Changa final

Alliance High II became the new Damu Changa champions after dethroning 2017 kings Mang'u High II 12-8 at Lenana School.

Mangu High II had hoped to match Ofafa Jericho II who made it two straight wins after coming from behind to beat Alliance II 13-11 in the final of 2016 at St. Mary's.

But they could not hold on to the title they lifted in 2017 after rallying from behind to deny Ofafa a third straight accolade with a 7-3 win.

Other than grab the title, Alliance II provided the MVP in fly half Josiah Aming'a.  

Mangu High II returned for a second straight final on Wednesday after seeing off Ofafa Jericho II 7-0 as Alliance went past Strathmore II in the other semifinal.

Ofafa Jericho 20 Muhuri Muchiri 0 - Prescott 3rd/4th playoff

Ofafa Jericho ended the season with Prescott Cup bronze by stopping Muhuri Muchiri 20-0 at the Lenana School.

Ofafa - the reigning Blackrock champions - atoned for a 10-7 loss to Strathmore School back in 2013 for their first ever Prescott Bronze.

Ofafa led 10-0 at half time with a try, conversion and penalty from fly half and skipper Brian Ratilla. Two unconverted tries in the second half from number eight Onesmus Ochieng and winger Isaac Maloba ended the contest. 

To end up in the playoff, Ofafa lost 13-7 to RVA in the semis as first time semifinalist Muhuri Muchiri lost out to Upper Hill School in the other last four.

Patrick Korir
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