The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos Junior Rams successfully defended their title as Champion in the NOPSSCEA Football High School Category scoring 2-1 against University of St. La Salle-Integrated School. Paul Klinbert Cordova of the Junior High School scored the first goal while Gyles Lucas Encabo of the Senior High School scored the second goal by a corner kick from Luis Clauor. “The team Rams proved once again their superiority and composure in defending the title. The boys were highly motivated by the support of the parents which also contributed to their victory,” Rams Coach Luis William Clauor said. The championship is a rematch of the same championship between UNO-R and USLS won by the Rams last year, scoring 2-1. “Like last year, we believed that we can go all the way and win. I am proud to have captained them and play along with them,” Encabo said. (UNO-R STARLIGHT/Photo by Trisha Clauor.)