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Gabriel Abusada Abiatar//
‘Blue Thunder’ plans to roar again

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The Blue Thun­der’ of El Do­ra­do East Sec­ondary School is plan­ning to roar once again in the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL)

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The Blue Thun­der’ of El Do­ra­do East Sec­ondary School is plan­ning to roar once again in the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL).

The school, once known for be­ing a top con­tender in the top-flight com­pe­ti­tion and boast­ed of play­ers such as Stern John, Walt Nor­eiga, David Grimes and Sean Ros­ales, among many oth­ers, has been on a slow but steady climb that is ex­pect­ed to lead to a foot­ball team that they have been known to pro­duce.

The school’s de­sire to be­come a force in the sphere of ed­u­ca­tion, sports and all oth­er ar­eas of stu­dent de­vel­op­ment has led to the re­turn of for­mer coach Trevor Spicer, who joined a hard-work­ing team that is be­ing led by Joel War­rick.

The school is com­pet­ing in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion, which means that pro­mo­tion to the cov­et­ed Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion will re­quire them to win the East Zone first, and then bat­tle for one of three top spots in a play­off at the end.

To­day, the school will be up against Five Rivers Sec­ondary at home from 3.40 pm, hop­ing to record its first win of the sea­son, fol­low­ing their open­ing 3-1 de­feat to arch-ri­vals Ari­ma North Sec­ondary, as well as a 3-3 tie with Va­len­cia Sec­ondary at the Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um in Mal­abar, Ari­ma.  

Spicer said from what he has seen in his team so far, it looks as though “they’ve got some­thing”.  

The Va­len­cia lads were al­so on the los­ing end in their open­ing game to Holy Cross Col­lege 2-3 and will be hop­ing to make amends this af­ter­noon.

Holy Cross will be at home to Ari­ma North in a clash of the two un­beat­en teams in the zone thus far. Last week, the men from Cal­vary Hills got the bet­ter of Man­zanil­la Sec­ondary 2-1 away and al­so de­feat­ed Va­len­cia.

Ari­ma North, known pop­u­lar­ly as the ‘Di­al Dy­namos’ will could face its tough­est test to date, fol­low­ing wins over El Do­ra­do and Va­len­cia.

All match­es to­day be­gin at 3.40 pm.

Gabriel Abusada