Forwards pave way for Warwick High
THE leadership up front from Jacob Hoffman and Brook Croft enabled Warwick State High School to get the second leg of the Broncos Cup A-grade double in Warwick yesterday.
After going down to Goondiwindi High in both A grade netball and rugby league this season, Warwick High turned the tables in both sports in the finals.
At Barnes Park, Warwick High led Goondiwindi High 24-22 at half-time in A-grade netball before the score was 18-all at three-quarter time.
Warwick High led by three during the final quarter before winning 24-22.
Coach Angela Lynch said the defence of Jess Thompson and Grace Fenton in the final quarter was a major factor in the win.
“Our defence was good all game, we knew it was going to be tough in the final.”
After going down 52-4 in the A-grade rugby league round game at Goondiwindi this season, Warwick High coach Nathan Rogers was confident his side had the chance of an upset in the final. They won 34-24.
“We played good hard rugby league and had numbers in tackles,” Rogers said. “The side had good focus and kept the pressure on Goondiwindi High all game.
“Forwards Jacob Hoffman and Brook Croft led us from the front.”
The top two teams in each grade played for the five cups with trophies also being presented by Broncos officials Paul Dyer and Fraser Holmes for plate and bowl winners.
Warwick High won four trophies, Assumption College, Stanthorpe High and Goondiwindi High three each, Allora one and Allora/Killarney one.
Rugby league: A grade cup Warwick High, B grade cup Allora/Killarney.
Netball: A grade cup Warwick High, B grade cup Goondiwindi High, C grade cup Warwick High.