Touch players excel at carnival
A GROUP of touch football players have returned from the Queensland All Schools Touch Carnival with stronger skills.
“It was great to get away from Gayndah for a few days and play against some hot mixed teams,” Haydin Elsebach said.
“In some of the games where we went down we were very close and most of them we should have won.”
Burnett State College open mixed touch team played the tournament in Brisbane last week.
They started the carnival off with a 5–2 loss on Thursday morning against Gympie SHS.
They soon bounced back and beat Sunshine Coast Christian College 13–1; they finished off the first day of competition with a 6–3 win against Pine Rivers.
On Friday they battled against Browns Plains (who finished on top of the pool) and went down 4–0 and then they played against Bribie Island and came away with another victory (5–3).
The Saturday started with a tough match against Runcorn, where they narrowly lost in the last play of the game 4–5.
Their last game of the tournament was a solid victory against Bray Park SHS 6–4.
Overall, they finished in third spot in their pool, with Browns Plains and Gympie progressing to the Sunday competition.
The team was made up of Brittany Cross, Megan Ostwald, Kaitlyn Nicoletti, Lucy Thompson, Mikaela Ross, Teagan Bechly, Haydin Elsebach, Matt Schiffke, Josh Robertson, James Duncan, Karl Opperman, Ben Kenny and Kate O’Brien.