St John’s hold own in touch car­ni­val

The Western Star - - SPORT -

TOUCH FOOT­BALL: From the books and now to the footy field, St John’s pri­mary school are known to hold their own when it comes to a lit­tle friendly com­pe­ti­tion.

Dalby played host to the South-West Queens­land Pri­mary School Touch com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end, which pit­ted the re­gion’s pri­mary schools against each other in touch foot­ball.

St John’s mixed team came third in their pool, while the boys team per­formed im­pres­sively, mak­ing it to the grand fi­nal be­fore go­ing down to St Mary’s 5-1.

All pri­mary schools in the south­west sub­mit­ted teams to the com­pe­ti­tion with the aim of get­ting out and ac­tive, and hope­fully tak­ing home a few wins.

All St John’s play­ers per­formed ex­tremely well, learn­ing new skills while dis­play­ing ex­em­plary sports­man­ship through­out all games.

Ul­ti­mately, top honours for the day went to Dalby Chris­tian Col­lege for win­ning the en­tire mixed di­vi­sion un­de­feated.

“We didn’t drop any games all day and we only had about four touch­downs scored against us all day,” as­sis­tant coach Rod­ney Crowther said.

Watch­ing them win the grand fi­nal against St Thomas Moore’s with a fi­nal score of 6-2 was Crowther’s proud­est mo­ment of the day.

“In the grand fi­nal … that was their sixth game of the day and they were had it, they were tired and they were sore,” he said.

“And you sort of say you’ve got to dig deep for this one, this is it. You could tell they were tired but they’d still run hard and push hard, and it showed heart, it showed a lot of ticker to get there.”

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