Students revel in historic football match

A FOOTBALL match played by Bridgewater High students in September in honour of local Gallipoli veteran Harry Hodgman could be historical in more ways than one.

The two Bridgewater High football teams at the end of their muddiest football game in recent memory.
The two Bridgewater High football teams at the end of their muddiest football game in recent memory.

Grade 8 coordinator David Flanagan’s ‘Legends’ defeated physical education teacher Jay Allen’s All-Stars to retain the Hodgman Shield, the first time a team has won it twice in the same year.

Legends captain Josh Gallagher-Young was named best on ground.

The match could well be the last football game played on the Bridgewater High School oval, as construction of the new grade 9-12  facilities will begin in that location shortly. A new oval will be built on the old Bridgewater high site.

And with heavy rains having following the recent extended period of drought, many of the players experienced the joys of mud for the first time as teenagers.

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