Tungamah star Bodhi Butts sets sights on big Picola football league double

Matt Pendergast will play a big role for Rennie in Saturday's grand final against Tungamah.

Matt Pendergast will play a big role for Rennie in Saturday's grand final against Tungamah.

TUNGAMAH star Bodhi Butts will be looking to complete a dream week when he lines up for the Bears in Saturday’s south-east division grand final against Rennie at Katandra.

Only days after winning the Pearce Medal medal with 22 votes, the former Yarrawonga midfielder will play a huge role in their victory bid.

He polled 13 votes from rounds eight to 14.

Rennie will be chasing its first flag since defeating Shepparton East in the 2011 grand final.

Club vice-president Craig Rhodes said the Hoppers were keen to finish the season on a high after going 42 matches without a win.

“If the boys play like they did against Shepparton East in the preliminary final last week, they are a good chance,” Rhodes said.

“It was tight the other week against Tungamah so it will just come down to the day.”

Steve McKee has hit top form at the right stage of the season and Matt Pendergast polled well in the league medal despite playing only nine home and away matches.

Coach Craig Ednie returned from a serious injury late in the season and will be out to enhance his reputation as a big-game specialist.

The loss of Gareth Oughton (knee) earlier in the finals series has been a blow for the Hoppers.

Tungamah has had the edge in head-to-head battles this season with Adam Dodd, Thomas Wilson and Damian Payne shaping as key players.

Rennie’s under-14s will also take on Tungamah while the club’s under-13 and 17 netballers do battle with Waaia and Tungamah.