Wangaratta coach Dean Stone admits he was stunned by a piece of Callum Moore magic in the 179-point hiding of North Albury on Saturday.
The Pies kicked 14 goals in the final quarter to rack up a 33.16 (214) to 5.5 (35) win.
"He did something in the last quarter that I just shook my head, he got the footy on the wing, got around a bloke, had six bounces and kicked a banana (goal), it was incredible," he enthused.
The league is well aware it's a rebuilding year for the Hoppers, but they can take heart from the fact the former AFL forward is one of the early contenders for the Morris Medal.
Moore finished with nine goals, while fellow talls Michael Newton (eight) and Josh Porter (five) proved too powerful for the league's youngest side.
The 193cm Moore has been named in the best in five of six games, while Porter and Michael Bordignon were also terrific.
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