A year ago today, the Ovens and Murray league's best and brightest were preparing for the 2019 Morris Morris Medal night.
At the end of the night, it was Wodonga Raider Jarrod Hodgkin who came away victorious and entered rare territory in the modern era having claimed the Morris Medal as a playing coach.
Hodgkin was named the 2019 Morris Medallist with 24 votes, Albury's Elliott Powell came in second with 21 votes, followed by Shaun Mannagh of Lavington on 18.
Mannagh was the hot tip before the night, despite missing five games with VFL commitments.
However, it was the explosive Powell who bolted away in the first half of the season.
Powell grabbed five best on grounds in the first six games and had 18 votes by round nine.
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Hodgkin (six) raced home in the second half of the year, polling in seven of the nine games, including four best on grounds from round 12.
With two rounds left, Hodgkin led on 21, with the pacy Powell a vote back.
Neither polled in round 17, with Powell's first vote in five games drawing the pair together.
However, Hodgkin's best on ground against North Albury sealed a thrilling win.
While, Corowa-Rutherglen's Sophie Hanrahan became just the second Ovens and Murray netballer to win back-to-back Toni Wilson Medals.
The Roos star joins Ovens and Murray Hall of Famer Lindy Singleton (Gunson) who claimed the award in 1996 and 1995, sharing the honour alongside Wangaratta Rovers' Kathryn Bourke.
Hanrahan polled 31 votes to edge out Wangaratta defender Hannah Grady (26) and Lavington centre Maddi Lloyd (20), with the top two vote pullers still eyeing off the premiership this season.
Hanrahan polled heavily in 2018 for her role as a shooter before switching to the other end.
However, in 2019 she has served the Roos dominantly in goal defence, with the arrival of star goal shooter Grace Senior at the club this season.