BEST ON GROUND: Ryan Shanks starred for BITS Saints during the under-17 grand final against Glenmore Bulls.
BEST ON GROUND: Ryan Shanks starred for BITS Saints during the under-17 grand final against Glenmore Bulls. Nick Kossatch GLA080919U17GF

PHOTOS Reserves humbled but flags for two junior sides

AUSSIE RULES: After three failed grand finals in a row, BITS Saints' under-17s broke the drought with a thrilling 14-point win against Glenmore Bulls.

Young gun Adam Hull iced the game with a goal after some late ill-discipline from the Bulls.

BITS won 9.5 (59) to Bulls 6.9 (45).

"My heart was racing but we got there in the end," Saints coach Damon Stebbings said.

Ryan Shanks and dynamic Glenmore speedster Jaylen Willie (two goals, 40 possessions) could have easily won the best afield award but that was given to BITS Jonty Watkins.

Hull booted three goals while Corey Tostevin booted a pair.

Meanwhile the BITS Saints reserves were completely outclassed by a rampant and Jake Gallagher-led Yeppoon Swans.

The burly key forward booted seven goals as he and experienced Wes Hawke led Yeppoon to a 24.6 (150) to 5.5 (35) win.

A goal to league convert Lyle Mongta (two goals) just before half-time gave BITS Saints hope, but any semblance of a comeback was finished minutes into the second half.

"If you had asked me if we would make the finals and let alone a grand final at the start of the season, I would have said no way," Saints coach Lucas Hall said.

"Sure we should be disappointed with our performance in the grand final but shouldn't be for the whole season."

Zac Hill was best for the BITS Saints in ruck against Hawke but the latter was awarded the best-on-ground medal.

That could have easily gone to Noah Cossens or Gallagher as well.

Brooke Sheridan was best afield and her four goals guided the BITS U13 team to a second straight grand final win.

Saints won 8.6 (54) to Yeppoon 2.3 (15) and other better BITS players were Bo Tankey (two goals), Max Marsh, Ty Fitzgerald and Kye Croft.

There were no prizes for guessing the A-Grade grand final result as the Swans continued their dominance with a 18.11 (119) to 7.4 (47) win over Rockhampton Panthers.

Alex Chapman kicked seven goals and Thomas Cossens six as the Swans tamed the Panthers.