Kings Meadows named 2017 Tassie Hawks Football Shield winner

Kings Meadows High School has pulled off a remarkable turnaround to overcome reigning champions St Virgil’s College and claim the Tassie Hawks Football Shield.

After St Virgil’s recorded 19 scoring shots to one in a 53-point win earlier in the day, Kings Meadows came out a different side in the grand final to clinch a 5.2 (32) 4.2 (26) victory and reverse the result from last year’s grand final.

St Virgil’s held a six-point lead with ten minutes remaining before Kings Meadows vice-captain Harvey Griffiths and running machine Isaac Chugg inspired their side to kick two late majors and seal the game.

Both grand finalists defeated Ulverstone earlier in the day. 

FINAL SCORES

Game 1: Kings Meadows 5.5.(35) defeated Ulverstone  2.2 (14)

Game 2: St Virgil’s 8.11 (59) defeated Kings Meadows 1.0 (6)

Game 3: St Virgil’s 7.8 (50) defeated Ulverstone 1.1 (7)

Grand Final: Kings Meadows 5.2 (32) defeated St Virgil’s 4.2 (26)