Nothing could split Mooroopna and Kyabram Black in the Shepparton District Junior Football League under-16 clash on Sunday.
The Cats led by 22 points at the main break, but the Bombers produced a thrilling second-half comeback to see the game end in a draw 8.14 (62) to 9.8 (62).
Ethan Palma-Ludeman finished with five goals for Kyabram, while Liam Dillon, Cooper Vick, Mitchell Gugliotti, James Crow and Matthew Fleming played well for the Bombers.
Mooroopna had good performances from Jai Carn, Domenic Gugliotti, Bailey Whittaker, James Nethersole and Isaac Dowling.
Shepparton Notre Maroon had a 31-point victory against Shepparton Swans, pulling away after half-time.
The Bears’ best were Ethan Baxter, Oscar Harrington, Jedd Johnston, Andrew Pellegrino and Elijah Kilmartin.
Will Dwyer was the Swans’ standout, while Ryley Yenco, Rhys Rutherford, Zac Clohesy and Ty Sutherland also played well.
Shepparton United Blue produced the goods against Shepparton United Red, winning by 15 points.
Blue was well served by Blake Fothergill, Mitchell Roche, Kade Chalcraft, Cobie Pogue and Wil Norman.
Damien Pigatto, Matthew Poppa, Jakob Butcher, Tom Jackson and Ethan McLaren stood out for United Red.
Kyabram Red came away from Tatura with a 29-point victory after downing the Bulldogs.
Riley Ironside, Daniel Anderson, Connor Hawes, Sam Plumb and Cooper Gentle were sensational for the Bombers, while Tatura’s Liam Dodd, James Ritter, Corey Reardon, Riley O’Neill and Mathew Macansh had strong outings.
Shepparton Notre Gold fell 18 points short of defeating Echuca Green at Victoria Park, with the Murray Bombers maintaining a steady advantage throughout the entire game.
Jack Harcoan, Max Rikys, Rhylan Thorne, Ethan Batey and Orien Kerr were outstanding for the Bears, while Echuca’s Jackson Stewart, Clayton Summers, Brock Hardy and Brak Dixon stood out.