School side claims district title
Rochester Primary School students again showed they have some real sporting talent, producing another brilliant performance to win the division two premiership at the Campaspe Boys Football Carnival last week.
The boys braved the wet, cold and slippery conditions on Wednesday to win all their games for the day, including a four-goal win in the grand final against Echuca 208.
The team played some tough team football for the entire day.
The backline was brilliantly led by Tex Jones, who was strong over the Sherrin all day and continually drove the ball deep into his team's forward line.
Ollie Bannon was strong at fullback and Taylor Murray, Deegan Tatt and Corey Hoog all made sure that it was difficult for their opposition to find a way to score.
The midfield dominated all day, with Darcey Pump in the ruck winning a huge amounts of taps with his work on the ground just as good.
Charlie Watson tackled and ran hard all day, winning countless centre clearances. Asher Rasmussen used his class and speed to win plenty of the football while also managing four goals in the semi-final.
Cale James was superb in the midfield. His desperation and long kicking continually setting the team up. James then kicked five goals in the grand final to win best player on the ground.
Mason Mundie was his usual tough self and took many marks in tough conditions while Harry Rasmussen created space and was always dangerous on the forward flank with his clever use of the footy.
Lachie Smith was a wonderful target in the forward line and his
strength and pace were excellent all day.
Luke Birthisel, Judd Cuttriss, Chay Foster, Adam Dingey, Nate Toohill and Asher Lehmann all managed to hit the scoreboard during the day and
ensured the team kicked a winning score.
The performance of the team was all the more impressive considering that seven of the 18 players in the team were in grade 4 and playing in a
tournament predominantly made for grade 5/6 students.
A huge thanks to Leigh Mundie who helped coach the boys on the day and Al James for being prepared to stand in the rain and be goal umpire.
This Rochester team has had an incredible sporting start to the year, winning the football and soccer and coming third in the tennis.
The school can't wait to see what they produce for the rest of the year.