THE Mid South Eastern Junior Football League fired back to life after an extended break on Saturday.
The Mount Burr and Robe venues were buzzing once again as families came out in numbers to support their teams.
The four Senior Colt matches struggled to live up to expectations, with large victories enjoyed by all winners.
Glencoe controlled a physical encounter with Tantanoola in the opening match at Mount Burr.
The Murphies opened up an 18-point lead before the main break and sealed the match with 10 goals in the second half.
The fast finish ensured Glencoe recorded a convincing 102-39 victory.
Will Maloney was the chief destroyer with six majors, while Will Scanlon performed well for the Tigers.
The first match played at Robe was another one-sided affair between Kongorong and Nangwarry.
The Hawks flew to a 61-point win thanks to a four-goal effort by Donald Pochec-Gordon.
Jake Whitty performed around the ground, while Guillaume Ros-Smith was the Saints’ top performer.
The Mozzies maximised their home-ground advantage against Kalangadoo at Mount Burr.
The Magpies could not trouble the scorers until the final quarter as Mount Burr reached new heights.
Frazer Johnston kicked eight majors to help the Mozzies wrap up a 120-point thumping of Kalangadoo.
Taylor Allen was awarded with Mount Burr’s best-on-ground honours, while the Magpies’ only goal scorer was Charlie Box.
Robe entertained its home crowd against a struggling Hatherleigh outfit.
The Eagles could only manage one point for the entire match as the Roosters dictated terms.
The hosts had 10 individual goal scorers with top votes handed to George Dutton.
Ryan Lindner led the way for Hatherleigh in the 108-point loss.
Most of the Junior Colts matches also failed to produce close finishes.
Mount Burr completed a perfect day with a 111-point win over Kalangadoo.
The Mozzies blitzed the opening half to lead by 65 points at the main break before breaking into triple figures later on.
Kallan Bevan kicked five goals, while Rylan McKay and Charlie Bevan kicked four each.
The Magpies’ only major scorer was Daniel Stone and their best player was Dylan Raedel.
A six-goal haul by James Dutton led Robe to a comfortable victory against Hatherleigh.
Dutton’s feats resulted in best-on-ground honours in the 92-17 victory, while the Eagles were led by Tyson Atkinson.
Tantanoola proved too strong for Glencoe at Mount Burr.
The Tigers kept their opponents goalless in the first half as Cade Kelly impressed onlookers with four goals.
The Murphies were boosted by Brodie Pfitzner and managed to hit the scoreboard after half time, but went on to lose by 51 points.
The outlier of the weekend was a low-scoring fight between Kongorong and Nangwarry.
Not a single score was recorded before three-quarter time, but Noah Virtanen broke the stalemate with a match-winning goal for the Saints.
Nangwarry kept the Hawks scoreless and won by seven points.
Round two matches will be played at Kalangadoo, Glencoe and Kongorong.