The West won four of the six matches in the 2018 Bermuda School Sports Federation All Star Football matches at the National Sports Center.
The West won the opener 3-1 in the Primary School Girls match. Izzy Simons from Warwick Academy scored three times, with Ella Younie from Bermuda High School added the other, while Hannah Taylor from Somersfield Academy scored for the East. Simons was named MVP for the West while Imogen Judd from Somersfield Academy was MVP for the East.
The East won the Primary School Boys Match 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The West took an early lead through Warwick Academy’s Nayan Grant after he was the first to react to a rebound. The East would equalize in the second half when the keeper couldn’t handle a fierce drive from Prospect Primary’s Sa-Qui Robinson. Elliot Primary striker Khari Sharrieff was fasted to the ball and slotted home the equalizer from close range. East goalkeeper Skyler Young from Harrington Sound Primary was named MVP along with Saltus Grammar Schools James Morrison.
Ellie Richmond from Warwick Academy would score a hat trick to lead the West to a 3-2 victory in the Middle School Girls match. The East would get goals from Whitney Institute’s Jahni Simmons and T’aja Williams from Bermuda High School. Richmond was named West MVP while Kenshae’ Richardson from Whitney collected MVP honors for the East.
The West would also win 3-2 in the Middle School Boys match, Somersfield Academy’s Hunter Outerbridge would give the East the lead with a stunning long range effort in the first minute. That lead would be short lived as Sekai Tatem from T.N. Tatem would level the score two minutes later with a fine finish. Owen Botelho from Mount Saint Agnes would restore the East lead with a goal from the edge of the box. Kydne Mallory would settle things late in the game with two exquisite goals. The Sandy’s Secondary Middle School student scored his first by chipping the advancing keeper and watched his effort roll into the back of the net. Minutes later he settled the match with the goal of the day. Again the keeper advanced to thwart the forward but Mallory was first to the ball and slipped the ball past the keeper with a deft touch. Mallory was named MVP for the West while Zhani Burgess from the Whitney institute was named the East MVP.
Penalties were needed to determine the Senior School Girls winners and the East held their nerve to score all five of their spot kicks with the West missing only one. The match ended 2-2. Jade Stewart from CedarBridge Academy scored in the 3rd minute after the ball was handled in the penalty area by a west defender. Adia Gibbons from the Berkeley Institute would equalize for the West after beating the east keeper in a one on one situation. Gibbons would score again after following up on a shot by Teyah Lindo which the goalkeeper could not handle. Ryley Simmons would equalize for the East with a 35 yard effort which sailed past the outstretched arms of the West Goalkeeper. CedarBridge Academy’s Lindo was named MVP along with Saltus Grammar Schools Danni Watson.
D’Andre Wainwright from the Berkeley Institute would score twice to lead the West to 2-1 victor over the East in the Senior School Boys game. Wainwright would score in the fourth minute after getting a head on the end of a Keishon Bean free kick. The East would find a second half equalizer after Jeze Butterfield from the Berkeley Institute scored a wonderful individual goal after beating three defenders before sliding the ball past the West keeper. Wainwright would be on hand again to seal the victory for the West with minutes left on the clock. The East MVP was Jalun Hassell from CedarBridge Academy while the West MVP title went to Berkeley’s Jinairo Johnson.