Bundy High claim title
A FIRST-UP try to Bundaberg High fullback and man of the match Chris Rose was enough to claim the Bundaberg Open High School title on count back from Kepnock High.
The night timeslot did not allow extra time after scores were locked at 16-16, meaning the first try scorer was awarded the prize.
It was the first in a hat-trick of tries for Rose in his comeback league season after a broken leg.
Rose was the difference in the wet conditions at Brothers Sport Ground, in what was a nail-biting final game.
Bundaberg High earned their spot by upsetting Shalom in the semi-final.
It was always going to be a tight final, with both Kepnock and Bundaberg registering wins in the two previous battles during the season.
Earlier Gin Gin claimed the seconds title and also made the final of under-15s.
Kepnock made up for the disappointment in the opens by claiming the under-14s, while Shalom were too good in under-13s.
Organiser and Bundaberg High deputy principal Anthony Lanskey credited Brothers Sports Ground for allowing use of the facility, despite the heavy showers.
“We wouldn't have been able to do it without Brothers,” he said.
“The conditions were wet but the field was in perfect shape.”
He said they would look at a rule change next season to allow for a golden point extra time to decide tied matches.
Under-13 — Shalom 46 def Bundaberg High 6
Under-14 — Kepnock 24 def Shalom 6
Under-15 — Bundaberg High 56 def Gin Gin 0
2nds — Gin Gin 32 def St Luke's 12
Opens — Bundaberg High 16 def Kepnock 16 (on count back)