Reeves ruled in the ruck

September 30, 2017

Jake Reeves of Kyabram during the GVL seniors grand final between Kyabram and Shapparton. Photo by Luke Hemer.

MAN mountain ruckman Jake Reeves is a pretty humble person but again showed his love for the big stage with a dominant grand final display.

In Kyabram’s premiership win against Rochester last season Jake took the Barry Connolly for the Player of the Finals series award and on Sunday he was awarded the Wilf Cox Medal by the media for best on the ground.

Jake was happy to win the individual awards but said they don’t match the thrill of playing in a premiership, particularly when players from his junior days in Kyabram Pat Wearden and Brad Mangan were among his teammates.

While Jake’s opponent Ash Holland did some telling work around the ground for the Bears, Jake’s work at the stoppages was supreme.

If he couldn’t knock the ball to a teammate he just grabbed it and kept Kyabram moving forward.

While Reeves took the Jake Reeves Medal, the umpires vote on the day for the AFL Victoria Medal went to classy midfielder onballer Jordan Williams.

Nobody would argue with this choice as along with Reeves and Sam Sheldon were the prime movers on the day in the big win.

Gus Underwood

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