Maclean High open boys player Josh McKenzie finds the chalk against McAuley College No 1 side in the Daily Examiner Touch Shield at Yamba on Monday night.
Maclean High open boys player Josh McKenzie finds the chalk against McAuley College No 1 side in the Daily Examiner Touch Shield at Yamba on Monday night.

Maclean High dominates touch comp

MACLEAN High is the school with the 'Midas touch' after dominating the Daily Examiner Touch Shield on Monday night.

Maclean was crowned champion in the open boys, open women and junior boys sections with South High spoiling a clean-sweep by taking out the junior girls.

Led superbly by player of the final Mitch Gorman, the Maclean High open boys side hung on for an exciting 4-3 victory against McAuley College No.2 side.

Gorman was electrifying with his clever darting runs.

McAuley had a chance to force a draw late in the game but failed to capitalise on a tiring Maclean defence.

Sam Kerr and Maddy Ryan proved the difference in Maclean High open girls winning back-to-back titles.

With Ryan calling the shots and Kerr scoring the touchdowns Maclean had too much firepower for an inexperienced McAuley team with a nail-biting 3-2 victory.

The two teams were locked at 2-all at full-time before Kerr sprinted over for the match-winning touchdown after both sides were reduced to four players.

Grafton High had no answer to Maclean High's attacking flair in the junior boys final, going down 9-2. Maclean go-to-man T J Kapeen picked up the player of the final award after a dominant display.

In the junior girls decider Emily Vandalsen guided South High to a 3-0 win over a defiant Clarence Valley Anglican School.



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