Emerald Brothers under-7s take on Middlemount Panthers earlier this year.
Emerald Brothers under-7s take on Middlemount Panthers earlier this year.

League juniors hit their straps

Under-7

BLACKWATER Junior Crushers played a cracker with Dysart at the weekend. A stand-out was Man of the Match Preston Byrne who showed great sportsmanship towards his team-mates.

Hayden Ogrodniczek scored his first try of the season. Great runs and tries were also made by Wade Callanan, Connor Webber, Joshua Scales, Baxter Lancaster and Connor McKenzie. Blake Boase was up there with great tackling and often the first to cart the ball forward. Tom Dennis was also dashing in attack, slicing up the opposition with a great half-field run. The Blackwater coach gave thanks to the players for a great year with lots of improved first-time players thanks to solid commitment on the training paddock throughout the season. He also credited Emerald’s Man of the Match Blake Boase on a great game as well.

Under-8

BROTHERS Blue had a great hit-out at the weekend. The Blue boys showed determination in a fiercely competitive game with great runs by Izik Shorten, Coby and Hayden Lloyd who paved the way for the Blue attack. Henry Thomasson and Lloyd both crossed for two tries each. Additional good runs were made by Braydon O’Sullivan, Henry and Hugh Ross. Every one of the boys was solid in defence, with some outstanding tackles performed by Bailey Busch, Kevin Williams, Henry Thomasson, Eli Bran and Jacko Cheesman. Brothers Blue coach said every one of the boys should be proud of themselves, with great progression in what has seemed like a very quick season.

Under-16

CRUSHERS took the field playing for pride against Dysart on Saturday after an inconsistent season performance. The Crushers jumped to an early lead with tries to Cody Rumpf, Cody Williams and Tyrone Kendrick.

The Bulls hit back with three tries to level the game shortly before half-time. In the second-half the Crushers got out to a healthy lead of 38-24 thanks to tries from Brandon Ferguson, Al Denyschen and Man of the Match Tyrone Kendrick. Dysart came back with more tries to take the lead back with five minutes to go. Injuries in the final minutes denied the home team a good chance to fight back. Crushers’ trainers said after the match that the entire team should be proud of their efforts from this match and the season.


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