Three schools have taken home the coveted Herald Sun Shield silverware after securing wins in the Intermediate Grand Finals on Wednesday.
Warrnambool’s Emmanuel College, Melbourne Grammar and Ivanhoe College were crowned champions in their respective divisions following a triple-header at Ballarat’s MARS Stadium.
The first of the three Grand Finals played on the day was the Division 2 Girls decider between Ivanhoe Grammar and Luther College.
From the outset, Ivanhoe Grammar controlled the play, with multiple scoring opportunities applying scoreboard pressure to their opponents. Despite the efforts of Luther College, Ivanhoe Grammar was simply too strong. The final score: Ivanhoe Grammar 8.2 (50) def Luther College 0.1 (1).
Ivanhoe’s Imogen Hammond was judged best a field, while Luther College’s Issy Pollock was her side’s best.
Warrnambool’s Emmanuel College has claimed the Division 2 Boys title after defeating St Francis Xavier by 28-points.
Winning the ball out of the middle early, Emmanuel had a flurry of inside-50 entries throughout the game but failed to capitalise on the scoreboard, finishing with 11-points for the match.
St Francis responded with multiple goals however Emmanuel’s strength across the ground was too dominate. The final score: Emmanuel College 9.11 (65) def St Francis Xavier 5.7 (37).
Best on Ground medal winners were awarded to Emmanuel’s Marcus Herbert and Jacob Goicoa from St Francis Xavier.
In the Division 1 Boys decider, it was Melbourne Grammar who claimed a win over Parade College.
Melbourne Grammar produced a solid performance, controlling the ball movement in what was testing weather conditions. Despite Parade’s best efforts, the game was beyond reach. The final score was Melbourne Grammar 11.12 (78) def Parade College 5.9 (39).
Melbourne Grammar’s Max Holmes took home best on ground honours, while Parade’s Ben Major collected his side’s best player award.
The Herald Sun Shield Grand Final series will continue this weekend, when the Division 1 Senior Boys decider between St Bernard’s and St Patricks take to the MCG on August 18.