MAY PEN, Clarendon — First-time qualifiers Kemps Hill High School made an instant impact in the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel Ben Francis KO yesterday after upsetting former champions Garvey Maceo High 2-1 in their first round game played
There were also wins for Paul Bogle High, St Mary Technical and Clarendon College, while on an exciting day of football, three of the seven games went into penalty kicks and two into sudden death penalties.
William Knibb Memorial came back from a goal down at half-time to beat seven-time champions Cornwall College 4-3 on penalties; Grange Hill beat Frome Technical 8-7 on sudden death penalties, while Manchester High beat Spalding High 7-6 also on sudden death penalties.
At Jamalco, Terrique Thomas scored twice for Kemps Hill in their win over the former champions who scored a last-minute penalty.
For their efforts, Kemps Hill will travel to Santa Cruz on Saturday where they will face two-time champions St Elizabeth Technical in the quarter-finals.
St Mary Technical blanked Dinthill Technical 2-0 at Highgate Community Centre, while Clarendon College outscored minnows Cedric Titus High 3-2 at Brancourt.
After a timid first 90 minutes that ended 0-0, Westmoreland neighbours Grange Hill High and Frome Technical exploded in the extra time periods with some good chances.
Akeem Shackleford thought he had won it for Grange Hill in the final minute of the second period of extra time when he beat the Frome goalkeeper and a defender, but saw his shot dramatically cleared off the line by another defender, forcing penalties which they won in sudden death after ending the first five penalty kicks at 4-4.
Spalding came from behind twice against Manchester High at Kirkvine to force penalty kicks as Manchester went on to win 7-6 in sudden death.
In steady rainfall at Jarrett Park, Alex McFarlane gave Cornwall College a first-half lead when he pounced on a rebound and shot it past goalkeeper Bentlley James.
William Knibb equalised through an own goal in the second half as both teams then slugged it out to 90 minutes then both periods of extra time.
At York Oval, Fitzroy Murray scored twice in the first half, in the 25th and 29th minutes and Russion Brissett added another in the 73rd minute, as Paul Bogle High cruised to a 3-0 win over Port Antonio High.