Cayman International School wins primary season opener

Cayman International School’s Jackson Mackay, in white jersey, scored his school’s third goal in the Under-11 game with George Town Primary.

In the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular season openers at various venues on Saturday, Oct. 8, Cayman International School had wins over George Town Primary in the Under-9, Under-11 and Girls divisions.

In the Under-9 division, CIS opened Group A play with a 4-0 victory over George Town Primary (Respect Rule enforced), and in the Under-11 game, Liam Heffernan notched a brace in the 15th and 32nd minutes before Jackson Mackay secured the win with a third goal in the 40th minute for a 3-0 final score.

In the Girls division, George Town Primary’s Ariah Adam opened the scoring for the home team in the 15th minute before CIS stormed back with three goals from Zoe Carnahan, Sophia Watler and Jordan Bridges to secure the 3-1 win.

In other Group A games, it was Sir John A. Cumber Primary 4 vs. Cayman Prep ‘B’ 1 (Under-9); Sir John A. Cumber Primary 4 vs. Prospect Primary ‘B’ 0 (Under-11 – Respect Rule); and Savannah Primary 2 vs. Truth For Youth 1 (Under-11).

In the Group B game, Cayman Brac opened their season with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over two-time defending Under-11 league champions Red Bay Primary. Myron Cruz grabbed an early goal in the 4th minute for Red Bay Primary before the boys from the Sister Islands equalized in the 6th minute off an own goal. The Brac’s David Scott scored the winner in the 33rd minute.

In other Group B games, it was Prospect Primary 0 vs. South Sound Schools 4 (Under-9); Prospect Primary ‘A’ 4 vs. South Sound Schools 0 (Under-11 – Respect Rule); NorthEast Schools 0 vs. Cayman Prep ‘A’ 4 (Under-9 – Respect Rule); NorthEast Schools 0 vs. Cayman Prep 4 (Under-11 – Respect Rule); Triple C 5 vs. Bodden Town Primary 1 (Under-9); and Triple C 4 vs. Bodden Town Primary 2 (Under-11).

In the CUC Girls Primary Football League, the other game played in Group A was Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘A’ 2 vs. Prospect Primary ‘GA’ 0.

In Group B, it was Triple C 4 vs. Bodden Town Primary 0 (Respect Rule) and Prospect Primary ‘GB’ 0 vs. Sir John A. Cumber ‘B’ 4 (Respect Rule).

To enhance the developmental aspect of the game in the primary schools, which is the main focus of the league, organizers said that starting this season, all games are divided into quarters instead of the traditional halves, with a two-minute water break between the quarters.

In the Under-9 division, all players are required to play a minimum of one quarter, and in the Under-11 division and Girls league, it is encouraged that all players play a minimum of one quarter.

The season continues on Saturday, Oct. 15, with games at the Annex field, Bodden Town Primary, St. Ignatius Prep, Old Man Bay field in North Side, Triple C and the West Bay Town Hall field.

For more information, contact Neil Murray on 914-1110 or 925-8793.