Year 7 Boys State Finals04/09/2018
Catherine McAuley College Year 7 Boys made it through to the semi finals before being knocked out of the competition.
State Quarter Final v Emmanuel College.
We headed to Ballarat and came up against an Emmanuel College line-up that had a significant height advantage. That didn’t worry our boys, however, as we knew, if we executed, we could play a free flowing, running game style and use our athleticism. It was a very windy day and we kicked against a huge gale in the first quarter. Our defence held up beautifully and we trailed by just 4 points at the first break.
With the wind behind us in the second term, it was again quite a scrappy contest, but we made the most of our forward 50 entries and led by 9 points at half time. The Emmanuel boys stuck their noses in front at the last change but we locked the ball in our forward half and converted in front of the big sticks when the time arose during the final quarter, sneaking home by 7 points.
CMC 4.6.30 def Emmanuel College 2.11.23
State Semi Final v Maribyrnong College.
With four teams left in the draw, a win would see us through to the Grand Final. We jumped out of the blocks kicking a goal in the first 30 seconds and we created a 3-goal buffer by quarter time. However, the Maribyrnong boys regrouped and controlled the rest of the match. Both sides tried to implement their running game, but we were simply out played by a classy act. We couldn’t muster another goal for the remainder of the match but to the boys’ credit, their endeavour didn’t waver at all, unfortunately though, this was the end of our campaign.
Maribyrnong College 9.7 .61 def Catherine McAuley College 4.5.29
BACK L-R: Zachari Tarr CH2, Noah Warfe CH4, Tait Poyser JR3, Jimmy Tuohey CH4, William Stewart CH4, Kade Mulquiny BK1, Max Cahoon MY1, Patrick Hannaford MK3, Rory McCrann-Peters CH2, Blake Fazzalori MK4, Evan Cole MK4, Jasper Cheesman MK3, Darcy Lawler CH2, Toby Harrison BK3, Jack Lacey JR1, Bernard Nihill CH3
FRONT L-R: Tommi Turner CH1, Harrison Kelly MK3, Louis Banfield VT1, Lachlan Kelly MY4, Zachary Grieve BK1, Darcy Edmiston VT4, Charlie Edwards MK2, Riley Mulquiny MY2, Xavier Austin JR3