Narrogin lost the Upper Great Southern Football League grand final on the weekend as Katanning broke a 31-year flag drought.
Katanning Wanderers are the 2017 Upper Great Southern Football League premiers after beating Narrogin Hawks by 43 points, 17.14 (116) to 11.7 (73), at Quartermaine Oval.
The Hawks had three teams competing in the league, colts and D-grade finals but did not pick up wins in any of their games.
In the league game, Katanning had home-ground advantage and had not lost at Quartermaine Oval all season, but Narrogin were coming off great form in their previous finals matches and were hoping to cause an upset. The Wanderers stamped their authority on the game in the first quarter as they raced out to a 19-point lead as Narrogin only scored one point for the term.
The Hawks found their feet in the second quarter as Ralph Kickett scored five goals, but Katanning kicked another four and held a 24point lead at half-time.
Narrogin outscored Katanning in the third quarter but only reduced the margin by two points, as the Wanderers took a 22-point lead into the final term.
Katanning kicked six goals in the
final quarter to Narrogin’s three and picked up the 43point win and the UGSFL premiership.
Tim Fitzgerald kicked five goals for the Wanderers and Mitchell Banks had three, while Ralph Kickett had seven goals for the Hawks and Darcy Boyle and Ethan Boatwright had two each.
Kukerin/Dumbleyung won the reserves premiership with a 38-point win over Wagin, 10.11 (71) to 4.9 (33), Boddington are colts premiers after beating Narrogin by 45 points, 11.10 (76) to 4.7 (31), and Katanning Wanderers picked up their second premiership of the day with a 21-point D-grade win over Narrogin, 7.6 (48) to 4.3 (27).
The Hawks have their endof-season presentation dinner at Clayton Road Oval on Saturday from 7.30pm.
Tickets are $45 and can be purchased from Narrogin Newsagency.
Narrogin’s Ethan Boatwright in full flight.
Katanning Wanderers celebrate their grand final win over Narrogin Hawks.
Wanderers look for options as the Hawks move in.
A Wanderers player tries to mark.
Katanning and Narrogin’s big men contest the ruck.
Hawk Nathan Ugle tries to evade his Wanderers opponent.