Opoku Ware School’s (OWASS) 27-25 win over Mfantsipim School did not only make the former the first school from the Ashanti Region in the boys division to win the prestigious competition, but it also prevented a repeat of winners from the same region that occurred at the last edition.
Following Wesley Girls High School’s 6-4 win over Kumasi Girls High School in the girl’s division, OWASS’ win meant schools from different regions ended up winners of the restive divisions.
The situation is different from what transpired at the last edition where St. Augustine’s College and Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion School-both from the Central Region- won the boys and girls division respectively.
In recent years, schools from different regions emerging champions in the division have become common with Keta Senior High Technical School and T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High winning in 2014 and Mfantsipim and Ahmadiyya doing same a year later.
However, in the earlier years of the Championship, teams from the same region winning both divisions was easy to come by beginning with first edition in 2007 where Achimota School won the boys division and St. Mary’s Senior High won the girls division. Both teams are from the Greater Accra Region.
In 2009, Armed Forces Senior High Technical won the boys division and Sacred Heart Senior High did same in the girls division. Again, both teams are from the Greater Accra Region.