Round 10 saw some cooler conditions for all players though, the football was still hot.
In the Under 13 age group, Norths bounced back with a good win over Tigers, Emu Park got over the top of Fitzroy's, Gracemere accounted for Yeppoon, while Rocky Brothers were pushed all the way by Cap Coast only getting away with the win in the last five minutes.
The Under 14 age group has again thrown up some great games. Tigers went to the Gymmy Grounds on Friday night and were run down on the bell by the Norths Knights, Fitzroy's were gallant in defeat to Emu Park by two points, while Yeppoon and Brothers had strong wins to strengthen their positions in the top four.
With a number of players away with the Queensland Under 15 School Boys Championships, the Under 15 sides were calling on all their experience to get up on the weekend.
Yeppoon was too strong for Brothers White on Friday night, Fitzroy's continued their unbeaten run with a good win over Emu Park; while in the last game Brothers Blue defeated Cap Coast.
Unfortunately, this game was called off early after Brothers fullback Bailey Morrow was injured and taken to hospital for treatment. We are pleased to report Bailey was released from hospital that afternoon, a big shout out to the sports trainers on hand at St Benedict's, they did a great job helping young Bailey and treating him until the ambulance arrived.
The Under 16 Cap Coast Brothers and Rocky Brothers contest was an intense game with plenty of Cyril Connell experience on hand and in a bit of an upset, Cap Coast got over the top of their Rocky rivals.
Emu Park got up in a close contest with Fitzroy's while Norths proved too good for Yeppoon.
With six of the seven Under 18 sides in contention for finals places, this weekend’s games may prove the difference to those final positions.
Yeppoon held on to defeat Brothers White on Friday night, Fitzroy's continued their progression well with a good win over Emu Park and in what some say may be the Under 18 decider, Cap Coast Brothers were clinical in taking the points over Brothers Blue.
Next week is Round 11 and the second-last chance for players and teams to cement semi final spots.
The Under 13 Norths Cap Coast game should be a beauty on Saturday at the Gymmy Grounds. Fitzroy's will be looking to stop Brothers in the Under 14 game on Friday night, while Under 15 Brothers Blue will want to make back-to-back wins when they take on Emu Park.
Brothers Under 16 will want to bounce back against a Fitzroy's side playing with confidence, while Norths want to finish off the season with an upset win over Cap Coast.
The RDJRL would also like to thank the Rockhampton Referees as many are travelling from ground to grounds to complete Junior and Senior Games.
Norths 38 Tigers 4
Brothers 22 Cap Coast Brothers 12
Emu Park 14 Fitzroy's 4
Gracemere 26 Yeppoon 0
Norths 12 Tigers 10
Brothers 38 Cap Coast Brothers 0
Emu Park 24 Fitzroy's 22
Yeppoon 66 Gracemere 0
Brothers Blue 14 Cap Coast Brothers 12
Fitzroy's 34 Emu Park 10
Yeppoon 16 Brothers White 4
Cap Coast Brothers 30 Brothers 16
Emu Park 28 Fitzroy's 22
Norths 28 Yeppoon 0
Cap Coast Brothers 22 Brothers Blue 8
Fitzroy's 28 Emu Park 6
Yeppoon 28 Brothers White 20
Round 11 games
Barmaryee Oval Yeppoon
Under 13 Yeppoon v Tigers
Under 14 Yeppoon v Tigers
Under 16 Yeppoon v Emu Park
Under 13 Fitzroy's v Brothers
Under 14 Fitzroy's v Brothers
Under 15 Fitzroy's v Brothers White
Under 16 Fitzroy's v Brothers
Under 18 Fitzroy's v Brothers White
Under 13 Norths v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 14 Norths v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 15 Norths v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 16 Norths v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 18 Norths v Cap Coast Brothers
Cedric Archer Park – Gracemere
Under 13 Gracemere v Emu Park
Under 14 Gracemere v Emu Park
Under 15 Brothers Blue v Emu Park
Under 18 Brothers Blue v Emu Park