Baby Tamaraw, Bullpups clash for football jrs crown

Far Eastern University-Diliman and National University go for all the marbles in the one-game Final for the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ football championship Thursday (today) at the Moro Lorenzo Field.

Kick-off is at 3 p.m.

The Baby Tamaraws and the Bullpups battled to a scoreless draw in their two elimination-round meetings this season.

FEU-Diliman is seeking to extend its dynastic rule to nine years, while NU is eyeing to claim a breakthrough championship right on its second year of participation.

In the men’s division, Ateneo makes it debut against University of the East at 1 p.m., while University of Santo Tomas seeks the solo lead as it tangles with Adamson University at 9 a.m.

Gio Pabualan and Orlan Togores may have been gone after their successful six-year high school run, but the Baby Tamaraws were able to claim the top of the table with 17 points.

FEU-Diliman has five wins and two draws -- its lone setback coming at the hands of Ateneo, 3-4, last Feb. 3 as it already sealed its place in the Final.

After a third-place finish during its debut last season, the Bullpups made huge strides with 16 points in second spot -- entering the one-game final undefeated with four wins and four draws.

Topics: Far Eastern University-Diliman , National University , UAAP Season 81 juniors’ football championship , Gio Pabualan , Orlan Togores
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