HORSHAM easily accounted for Minyip-Murtoa by 89 points in the under-17s decider on Saturday at Davis Park, Nhill.
The minor premier was a class above the Burras, with the senior experience of Jordy Schmidt, Ben Lakin and Billy Carberry proving to be the big difference.
Carberry was dominant in the ruck, winning the best on ground medal, while Schmidt and Lakin were the major ball winners.
League leading goal-kicker Ryan Kemp continued his impressive season, booting a game-high five majors.
Lakin also drifted forward for four goals, while Jack Dawson, three, and Alex Harfield, two, also contributed.
Nuggetty on-baller Baillie Batchelor showed he would be a player of the future, while Beau Cross was also busy through the middle.
Brylie Cameron was sensational in defeat for the Burras, as was fellow midfielder Jack Boschen and forward Tex Hernon, who kicked two goals.
Horsham assistant coach Stuart Johns said it was a fantastic four-quarter effort from his young charges.
“They started the game with high-intensity and they carried it the whole way,” he said.
“Everyone contributed and the players executed coach Guy Smith’s plans perfectly.”
Johns believed the inclusion of Lakin and Schmidt helped lift the players’ spirits.
“They’ve deserved their senior games this season and they showed just how good they are,” he said.
It was all Demons in the opening term, with Schmidt and Brandon Patterson assisting their side to a 31-point quarter-time advantage.
The lead could have been more if it was not for the Demons’ inaccuracy, as they finished the term on 5.8.
Horsham produced another four-goal-to-one term in the second, but they saved their best for the premiership quarter.
Kemp and Lakin had a day out in front of goals, extending the Demons’ lead to 88 points by the final change.
Minyip-Murtoa saved its best until the last quarter, but it was too little, too late as Horsham won its fourth match against the Burras this season.