12 June, 2023
Historic first win for Mareeba schoolboys
The Mareeba schoolboys showed no mercy during last week’s round of the Aaron Payne cup.
THE Mareeba schoolboys showed no mercy during last week’s round of the Aaron Payne cup, dominating the Mackay State School team in a historic 22-4 win
For the first time since joining the Aaron Payne cup, the Mareeba State High School team secured their first win with the help of forward Narason MoorcroftKrose bringing out the “big guns”, scoring the team’s first two tries.
By half time, the Mareeba State High School boys were well ahead with a 12 – 4 score despite having several players back from injuries.
Moorcroft-Krose carried three or four defenders over for both of his tries with powerful runs and Tyrone Williams with strength and skill setting up Reece Boyle for two long range tries that had everyone on their feet cheering. Coach Clinton Cifuentes said the win has fuelled his team with confidence that he hopes will take them through to the next round.
“A win is always a good feeling, but this was special because it is our first win as a school in the Aaron Payne Cup,” he said.
“The boys should be very proud of their efforts. We made history for our school and community in Townsville on Tuesday.
“After our loss at home, we all had to look at our effort and intensity. These were areas we were a lot better at against Mackay.”
The team also had the opportunity to visit the Townsville Cowboy High Performance Centre, where they could be inspired by NRL players who started at the same level they have.
The next round will kick off on Thursday in Townsville against Holy Spirit Mackay at 2.45pm.