The UAAP Season 86 High School Football champions with their hard earned trophies. Photo by Zymon Bumatay.

Members of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 champion FEU Diliman High School Boys’ Football team made a courtesy call with FEU President Juan Miguel R. Montinola and FEU Chair Aurelio R. Montinola last April 22.

The team stretched the championship streak of FEU Diliman in the event to 12 after it defeated the University of Santo Tomas Junior Golden Booters with a 3-0 rout last Feb. 29.

Senior Athletics Director Mark Molina said unlike past seasons in which they dominated teams from the start to finish this was one of the most challenging since they lost two games in the elimination round. The Baby Tamaraws were able to find their form late in the season and peaked on time during the championship game.

The university president said the “12-peat” is on par with the dynasties achieved in the past by the FEU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams and the FEU Softball teams.

The Baby Tams celebrate after clinching the title against UST. Photo by Daniel Jacob.

The FEU Men’s Track and Field team won eight straight UAAP titles from 2011 to 2018, while the FEU Women’s track and field team won 11 straight UAAP titles from 2006 to 2015.

Meanwhile, FEU won 19 straight UAAP softball tournaments which were played from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.

Top officials who also joined the event were FEU Diliman Executive Director Armi C. Yabut, FEU Institute of Technology Executive Director of Finance Edna M. Anicete, FEU Institute of Technology Senior Executive Director Benson T. Tan, FEU Football Program Director Vince Santos, and FEU Athletics Senior Director Mark Molina.

The team presented a commemorative championship shirt signed by players and coaches to the university president that would be displayed in the FEU Hall of Fame room in FEU Manila.

FEU President Juan Miguel R. Montinola is presented with a signed commemorative shirt by FEU Football Program Director Vince Santos and Athletics Senior Director Mark Molina. Photo by Zymon Bumatay.