Mooroopna sent out a warning to the rest of the under-16 competition with a 47-point demolition of Shepparton United Blue.
It was a blockbuster top-of-the-ladder clash in the Shepparton District Junior Football League, but the Cats powered away in a dominant second half to end up doubling the Demons’ score.
Jai Carn (six goals) and Lochlan O’Brien (four) were on fire with 10 goals between them, while Domenic Gugliotti, Oscar Lear-Camci, Samuel Ward and Thomas McCarty were also outstanding for the Cats.
Mooroopna is two points clear of Shepparton United Blue and Shepparton Notre Maroon on the ladder in an incredibly tight competition.
Kyabram Black got the better of Shepparton Notre Maroon, with the Bombers coming away with a 32-point win.
Ethan Palma-Ludeman booted seven goals for the Bombers to take his season tally to 41, while Thomas Burnett, Cooper Vick, Liam Dillon, Alex George and Nixon Torney hit top form.
For the Bears, it was Andrew Pellegrino, Jedd Johnston, Oscar Harrington, Kyle Hanna, Elijah Kilmartin and Max Anderson leading from the front.
Shepparton United Red came from Rochester with an 18-point victory against the Tigers.
Bailey Pearson and Jhett Cooper’s seven goals were the standouts, while Robert Mifka, Nicholas Rossignuolo, Shaun Hammond and Mitchell Pottenger were in good form for the Demons.
Rochester’s best were Nathan Kay, Angus Martin, Fraser Cleary, Broden Evans and Rueben Hooper.
Shepparton Notre Gold had a big 55-point win at Kyabram against the Bombers, with Aidan Lloyd and Harry Brodie booting four goals each.
Orien Kerr, Luke Damon and Rhylan Thorne were other valuable contributors for the Bears, while Samuel Elliot, Connor Hawes, Aidan Robinson, Jayden Fitzgerald, Charlie Lloyd and Jack Nevill stood out for the Bombers.
Shepparton Swans had no trouble in taking care of Tatura by 72 points.
Will Dwyer (six) and Josh Rachele (five) were flying high for the Swans with 11 goals between them, while Joshua Hann, Mitchell Trevaskis, Jack Merkel and Jordan Clothier-Harris stepped up.
Tatura was best served by Harry Murdoch, Sean McAllister, Jack Groves (three goals), Caleb Macgibbon and Jonah Green.
In the Echuca derby, White won a thriller against Green by five points.