Presentation College San Fernando can pick up the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) South Zone title and a spot in the "Big Five" competition today without kicking a ball if defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College flop a straightforward assignment today.
The equation is simple: only full points will keep hopes of a Shiva Boys title defence against South whipping boys Moruga Secondary title defence alive in a match that kicks off from 3.45 p.m. at Moruga. Anything else will hand "Pres" the title they lost to the Penal school, even as they enjoy a bye.
From here on in, the title is "Pres'" to lose, as Shawn Cooper's boys have maintained a perfect season thus far, winning all of their ten encounters to stand atop the table in the South.
And with their crucial clash against Presentation looming on Saturday, Shiva Boys have an opportunity to make up ground behind the League leaders.
Defending North Zone and "Big Five" champions St Anthony's have not been as dominant as their perfect 2011 season, but the unbeaten "Tigers" can render moot their crucial weekend clash with arch-rivals East Mucurapo Secondary by picking up the title today.
Standing in their way is Fatima College, who travel to Westmoorings to meet the North leaders, who are six points ahead of second-placed Mucurapo. A point for St Anthony's will place them out of reach; but a loss to Fatima will make for a nervy final encounter in the next round, when the "Tigers" are due to play East Mucurapo.
Mucurapo meet an improving Queen's Royal College at Fatima's Mucurapo Road Ground, and Trinity College fight table proppers Diego Martin North Secondary to stay off the bottom of the standings, with only goal difference separating them.
The East is also interesting as the League hurtles towards a close. Arima North Secondary (first, 21 points) and San Juan North Secondary (second, 20 points) are in a top-of-the table clash at Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.
Neither team can afford to slip up with five points separating the top four teams. St Augustine Secondary (third, 17 points) host El Dorado East Secondary (fourth, 16 points), and victories in both matches could give one or two teams added advantage.
Despite losing to Chaguanas North Secondary, Carapichaima East Secondary can sew up Central Zone with a victory away to Presentation College Chaguanas, if Chaguanas fail to win at Gasparillo Secondary.
All matches kick off at 3.45 p.m.