The Coolum State School rugby league team put together a dominant first half display to secure victory over Scarborough 26-16 in the ARL Development Cup at Ronnie Cargill Oval on Tuesday.
The boys demonstrated their defensive powers by holding out the opposition in their early attacking raids, then took control of the match, running in four tries to be up 20-0 just before half-time.
Scarborough fought back in the second half but the Coolum players held strong to claim the win.
Reef Calvi was player of the match. Brody Riseborough scored two tries and Leighton Martin, Dexter Prahin and Eli Pilz scored one each.
The win was even more extraordinary, given the fact a number of players were severely affected by the flu.
Coolum now moves on to the next stage of the ARL Development Cup on August 12 in Brisbane, where the side will take on the winners of the Met North, Met West, Met East, Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions, with the winner of the day progressing to the state-wide grand final.
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