Kyabram Free Press

Zac is the Ky Bombers’ best

- By Gus Underwood

First season sensation Zac Keogh has won Kyabram Football Club’s best and fairest award in runaway style.

The tough on-baller polled 170 votes to beat veteran and four-time winner of the award Jason Morgan with 132 votes.

Ruckman Zac Norris finished third with 123 votes while Lachie Smith (116) and another first year player Kaine Hebert (105) were the other players to poll over 100 votes.

Josh Dillon (97) and Nic Denahy (95) were next best.

Keogh, recruited from Seymour, polled votes in all of Kyabram’s first nine games in a stellar start with his new cub.

Like Morgan he actually missed the last game against Shepparton United due to COVID-19 restrictio­ns on Melbourne-based players. In total 23 players polled votes. – It was a ‘brotherly’ affair in the reserves award with Sean Dillon beating his younger brother Liam.

The Abikhair medallist polled 152 votes to score a comfortabl­e win over Liam with 102 votes.

Josh Wild was third with 95 while emerging players in Mitch Gugliotti (82) and Sam Langley (77) rounded off the top five place-getters.

– Consistent and tough midfielder Blake Mcauliffe claimed the thirds award after gaining votes in nine of the 11 games.

He polled 155 votes to beat Ryan Hatch (141) Adam Pulsoni (123) and Mitch Dodos (115).

– The under-16s produced a runaway winner in Bohden Learmonth with 191 votes.

Polling in nine of the 11 rounds Bohden finished 37 votes clear of Archie Watt (154) with Miller Griffiths (124), Bailey White (85), Steve George (77) and Ben Railton (67) next best.

 ?? ?? Throws everything at the contest:
Zac Keogh.
Throws everything at the contest: Zac Keogh.
 ?? ?? Bursting out of the pack:
Kyabram’s Liam Dillon.
Bursting out of the pack: Kyabram’s Liam Dillon.
 ?? ?? Good year:
Josh Dillon.
Good year: Josh Dillon.
 ?? ?? Standing tall:
Jason Morgan.
Standing tall: Jason Morgan.
 ?? ?? Pressure: Blake Mcauliffe lays a strong tackle.
Pressure: Blake Mcauliffe lays a strong tackle.

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