Proud Panthers bow out
Biloela run comes to end but club pleased with effort
IT HAS been a season filled with blood, sweat and tears for the Biloela Panther under-20s side.
The Panthers struggled each week to field a team but they did their club proud, progressing to the semi-finals where they battled Rockhampton Brothers for a spot in the grand final.
Despite their best efforts, the Panthers went upstaged 20-6 by the home side.
Panthers club president Pat Barron said while the result was disappointing, it was a good game.
“It was a tough game but the boys made barely any mistakes, it was a great game to watch,” he said.
“Brothers are a strong side so to come out 6-all at half-time was a huge effort.
“It was a challenging game but the boys showed some great skill and teamwork.”
Barron said he was impressed with how the under-20s team had progressed during the season with a majority of the players having to back up each weekend in the reserve-grade and A-grade sides.
“The score doesn’t reflect the game and the boys played fantastic and did the club proud, they all played awesome football,” he said.
“A huge thanks to all the supporters once again ‘Bilo’ had the biggest and loudest crowd supporting our boys.”
This year was the Panthers’ third year in the under-20s competition and Barron said the coaching and teamwork was paying off.
“They have done a great job and we look forward to watching them do even better next year,” he said.
KNOCKED OUT: Some members of the Biloela Panthers under-20s side gather after being knocked out of the finals race at the weekend.