Mountain Creek State High School has retained the Josh Drummond Cup after a convincing victory over Matthew Flinders Anglican College Wednesday.
The ‘Creekers’ lead at each change winning 13.12.90 to 5.6.36 in front of a modest crowd at Maroochydore AFC.
Fourteen schools contested the annual Sunshine Coast competition this year, but it was the Creekers who emerged victors going undefeated during the Term 3 season.
As the Sunshine Coast’s only school of AFL excellence, Mountain Creek controlled play for a lot of the game, well lead by the likes of Daniel Henderson, Brad Illott, Cameron Stevenson and Blake Kennedy.
Tom Buckle kicked three majors for the Creekers.
Stevenson and Henderson, as two of the brightest stars from the Coast, will back up from their grand final victory to play for the Brisbane Lions’ Reserves this Sunday in the NEAFL Conference Final at Yeronga.
Matthew Flinders were well represented by Nick Selman and Michael Jedynak, and as the last quarter faded, controlled play in their forward 50 to finish off the match on a positive note.
Illott was awarded the Ian Nankervis Medal after being adjudged best afield by the panel of observers which included Luke Curran, manager of the Brisbane Lions Academy.
Creekers’ Senior Coach Justin Pritchett was thrilled for his team; especially the Year 12’s playing their final game of footy for the school.
Matthew Flinders’ coach Ben Stanley was also pleased with his team, which fielded a lot of boys new to AFL from other sports.