YANCO Agricultural High School’s solid run in the rugby league University Shield competition has come to an end.
Yanco Ag hosted Singleton last Thursday in what was a thrilling match.
However, after leading at the half-time break, YAHS went down 30-10 in the end.
It was an outstanding performance from Yanco Ag, who finished in the top eight of competition, which is held each year.
Coach Grant Coelli said his troops left nothing in the tank.
“They played a really good game,” he said.
“It is unfortunate that we lost in the end, but we’re all very proud of the boys.
“It was a good battle.”
The school’s sports ground was full to the brim with students, staff and parents cheering on the Yanco Ag side in the hopes of getting them over the line.”
Road to the top eight
YANCO Agricultural High School flexed their muscle in order to make it to the top eight in the state in the University Shield.
In their path were several teams, but they were able to put them all to bed before finally being knocked out by Singleton.
Early on in the competition they defeated Leeton High School, Griffith High School and Wagga High School.
They then travelled to Sydney where they played Merrylands in another display of top football skills.
Having defeated Merrylands, they secured the home match against Singleton.
Hours of hard work in the lead up
YANCO Ag’s University Shield team were relentless in their training and preparations for their matches.
Coach Grant Coelli said many of his young charges play for Yanco-Wamoon in the Group 20 competition, which was also good preparation for their games.
“We had their coaches from the Hawks also coming and working with them too,” Coelli said.
“It’s been really great.
“The boys worked really hard.”
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