Young have etched themselves into Sullivan Cup history after icing their undefeated season with a 22-8 grand final win over Brothers
The Cherrypickers had won 11 on the trot and went into the under 16s decider as heavy favourites but found themselves down 8-4 early in the second half.
It took a late fightback including a double from Blake Coombes to steer Young home and ice a perfect year for coach Kyle Richens.
“I was a little bit worried in the middle there, not going to lie,” Richens said.
“I thought we might have lost it but we fought back and I’m really happy with how they played.”
Brothers looked dangerous early but Young got the scorers working overtime in just the 3rd minute of the game after going 90 metres in their first set and scoring through Thomas McIllhatton
The Brethren weren’t about to go down quietly and Bryce Magnone ensured his side were on the scoreboard before half time, busting through three tackles to score in the 27th minute.
Wesley Clark handed Brothers the lead after oranges, plucking a Braith Crane bomb out of the air in the 33rd minute to put his side ahead 8-4, but the winger went from hero to zero eight minutes later when Blake Coombes charged over for Young.
Clark was sent off, leaving Brothers with 12 men on the paddock, and the Cherrypickers ran riot, scoring again through Coombes and Jordan Wilder.
A post-siren scuffle between Liam Moon and Connor Corcoran saw both sent off late but by then it was game, set, Young.