Shepparton Notre Gold put in an outstanding final quarter performance to win the under-16 Bears derby on Sunday.
Gold led Shepparton Notre Maroon by only five points at the last break of the Shepparton District Junior Football League game, but powered through to win by 27 points.
Orien Kerr, Nicholas Healey, Xavier Dwyer, Blaine Burke, Harry Brodie and Luke Damon were Gold’s top contributors, while Jedd Johnston, Andrew Pellegrino, Kyle Minchin, Aaron Peters, Blake Hanna and Max Anderson led the way for Maroon.
Shepparton United Blue was able to win its seventh game of the season, defeating Rochester by 44 points.
Alou Kuol, Wil Norman (five goals), Sheldon Bogdan, Kade Chalcraft, Joshua Whitehead and Reuben O’Loughlin were outstanding for the Demons, as was Nathan Kay, Matthew Serafini, Ben Atley, Broden Evans and Kyle Waters for the Tigers.
Mooroopna is back on track after smashing Echuca Green by 44 points.
The ladder-leading Cats suffered a surprise loss two weeks ago, but dominated from start to finish against the Murray Bombers.
Isaac Dowling, Bailey Whittaker, Samuel Ward, Meafou Pele and Jai Carn (four goals) put in outstanding performances for Mooroopna, while Echuca’s best were Harry Dent, Ryan Campbell, William Devlin and Brock Hardy.
Shepparton Swans went down to Echuca White by 32 points, making their chances of a finals berth difficult.
Will Dwyer, Jaxon Thomas, Hayden Flanagan, Josh Rachele (three goals) and Josh Jeffery were excellent for the Swans, while Matthew Hore (four goals), Noah Lawton and Matthew Lias played well for the Murray Bombers.
Kyabram Black continued its charge up the ladder after scoring a 42-point win against Tatura.
Ethan Palma-Ludeman (five goals), Kalab Ford and Jack Dunn served the Bombers well, while Liam Dodd, Jack Groves, William Pyke and Nicholas Watt worked hard for the Bulldogs.
Kyabram Red was not as strong, with Shepparton United Red securing a comfortable 47-point victory.
Robert Mifka, Aiden Fleming, Jhett Cooper (six goals), Blade Richardson and Bailey Pearson were sensational for the Demons, while Jayden Fitzgerald, Charlie Lloyd, Izac Ferguson, Luke Rennie and Jake Plumb stood out for the Bombers.