St John’s hold own in touch carnival
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.”