The Appleby Under 18 high school football leagues are scheduled to kick-off on Monday, November 6 with the boys from Clifton Hunter High school (CHHS) and the girls from Cayman International School (CIS) intent on defending their well-deserved 2022 titles.
Much like their younger school mates who retained the Dart Under 13 boys title earlier this month, CHHS’ under 18 boys’ 2022 title was the first by a Government high school in the leagues short history. A dominant season, which saw the boys from Frank Sound win six of their seven games scoring 20 goals and conceding only four. The only blemish on the reigning champion’s record was a 0-0 draw with pubic school rivals John Gray High School (JGHS) and that was a game that was postponed and not re-scheduled for a number of reasons.
2022 runners-up Cayman Prep will be intent on wrestling the title away from CHHS as their 2-3 loss in 2022 to the eventual champions was, as the score indicates, a very close encounter, which could have gone either way. Not to be counted out, 2022 third place finishers JGHS could also make a strong title run in an attempt to dethrone the champions.
On the girl’s side, defending champions Cayman International School (CIS) Blue will again be strong favourites to retain their title. Their run to the 2022 championship was impeccable winning all six games, scoring 32 goals and conceding only two with their 3-1 win over eventual runners-up Cayman Prep being their closest game of the season.
2022 third place finishers St. Ignatius Catholic had an admirable season last year and will also be aiming to improve this year.
Schools competing in the Appleby Under 18 high school leagues include Cayman Academy (boys), Cayman International School (boys and girls – two teams in each league), Cayman Prep (boys and girls), CHHS (boys and girls), JGHS (boys and girls), St. Ignatius Catholic (boys and girls) and Triple C (boys and girls).
Complete schedules, scores and standings can be viewed on the Cayman Youth Football Leagues (CYFL) website at www.caymanyouthfootball.ky .