For just the second time in Horsham District football league history, the league best and fairest has been shared by three players.
The Dellar Medal was won by Harrow-Balmoral's Nick Pekin and Edenhope-Apsley duo Jak Ryan and Lachlan Middleton on Monday night.
In one of the most exciting vote counts in recent memory, just two votes separated the top seven players.
The trio won with 19 votes, while Rupanyup's Elliot Kelly finished fourth with 18, and Jeparit-Rainbow's Daniel Batson, Harrow-Balmoral's Eric Guthrie and Natimuk United's Sam Anson finished in equal fifth with 17 each.
The only other three-way tie in the league's history was in 2002, when Noradjuha-Quantong's Marcus Anson, Kalkee's Scott Bachelor and Rupanyup's Jarrod Wood shared the top honour.
Pekin said he was surprised to win back-to-back Dellar Medals.
"I'm totally shocked to be honest, just because of the calibre of players we've got down there at Harrow-Balmoral," Pekin said.
"With Eric Guthrie, we were both stealing votes off each other at the end.
"I'm very surprised, but ... I'm very honoured and very proud to be standing here with Jak, and Middsy (Middleton) as well."
Ryan said it was particularly special to share the award with a teammate.
The two would have combined on many occasions this season, with Ryan winning the ruck tap down to the young midfielder.
"I couldn't tap it to a better bloke," Ryan said. "He's worked so hard for it.
"Even in the finals campaign he had a groin injury and he pushed through it.
"All the boys call him the horse, and he's a bloody work horse every day.
"It's not only special to win it with Lachie, but with Edenhope-Apsley as well. It's my home town, so (it was great) to bring it home for them."
Middleton, 19, was unable to attend the awards night as he is living and working in Geelong.
The winning trio were trailing for a large portion of the vote count, with Swifts' coach Scott Carey holding a one-vote lead ahead of Pekin and Ryan after round 13. Carey however succumbed to an ankle injury in round 14, and didn't add to his 16 votes for the remainder of the count.
Middleton charged home in the final five rounds, securing eight votes, while Pekin and Ryan shared four each to finish on 19.
Pekin wanted to thank his family for their support.
"It's a bit of a reward for Sarah my wife for putting up with a hell of a lot," he said.
Ryan too thanked his partner and the club.
"My missus for putting up with me complaining about sore shins and corkies, props to her," he said.
In the reserves, Noradjuha-Quantong ruckman Jordan McDonald claimed the Richie Dunlop memorial award with 20 votes, while there was a three-way tie for the runners-up.
Kalkee's Brendan Hobbs, Harrow-Balmoral's Quentin Willmott and Jeparit-Rainbow's Steven Murphy all tied on 18 votes.
McDonald said it was a total surprise, particularly as he was six votes behind Hobbs after round eight.
"Very unexpected, I thought Hobbsy would take it out, especially leading with 14 votes after round eight," McDonald said.
"I've been playing in the ruck the last couple of years and it's good to get into the game nice and early, throw a bit of my weight around and try to win it for the team."
SENIOR FOOTBALL FULL LEADER BOARD
Nick Pekin, Harrow-Balmoral - 19 votes
Jak Ryan, Edenhope-Apsley - 19 votes
Lachlan Middleton, Edenhope-Apsley - 19 votes
Elliot Kelly, Rupanyup - 18 votes
Eric Guthrie, Harrow-Balmoral - 17 votes
Dan Batson, Jeparit-Rainbow - 17 votes
Sam Anson, Natimuk United - 17 votes
Scott Carey, Swifts - 16 votes
Hamish Exell, Kalkee - 14 votes
Ryan Folkes, Swifts - 14 votes
Jack Vague Noradjuha Quantong - 13
Dustin Cross Noradjuha Quantong - 13
Matthew Healy Swifts - 11
Shane Maslin Jeparit Rainbow - 10
Bradley Hunter Jeparit Rainbow - 10
Jaydon Stiles Natimuk United - 10
William Plush Harrow Balmoral - 9
Louis Papst Kalkee - 9
Nathan Koenig Natimuk United - 8
Simon Hobbs Kalkee - 8
Benjamin Warren Jeparit Rainbow - 8
Thomas Cooper Noradjuha Quantong - 8
Robert Miller Laharum - 7
James Staude Harrow Balmoral - 7
Jason Kerr Noradjuha Quantong - 7
Matt Butler Edenhope Apsley - 7
Michael Phelan Harrow Balmoral - 7
Damian Monaghan Edenhope Apsley - 7
Jesse Jesson Rupanyup - 6
Tom Crawford Laharum - 6
Jakob Salmi Swifts - 6
Hamish Ellis Harrow Balmoral - 6
Ben Marra Jeparit Rainbow - 6
Simon Close Harrow Balmoral - 5
Daniel Schaper Rupanyup - 5
Brett Ervin Laharum - 5
Chris Oliver Edenhope Apsley - 5
Bartley Nolan Edenhope Apsley - 5
Justin Bromley Natimuk United - 5
Andrew Phelan Taylors Lake - 5
Jye Smith Taylors Lake - 5
Zach Smith Natimuk United - 4
Harvey Gunn Kalkee - 4
Ben Deutscher Harrow Balmoral - 4
Daniel Baker Pimpinio - 4
Peter Weir Jeparit Rainbow - 4
Jasper Gunn Kalkee - 4
Jakob Cocks Jeparit Rainbow - 3
Henry Mackley Natimuk United - 3
Shane Oakley Noradjuha Quantong - 3
Wade Francis Noradjuha Quantong - 3
Michael Close Harrow Balmoral - 3
Peter Staude Harrow Balmoral - 3
Alex Ridsdale Natimuk United - 3
Carl Slape Edenhope Apsley - 3
Matthew Walsh Noradjuha Quantong - 3
Damon Folkes Swifts - 3
Nathan Clough Pimpinio - 3
Jordan Smith Natimuk United - 3
Billy Finnigan Edenhope Apsley - 3
Nicholas Thomson Pimpinio - 3
Zach Salmi Swifts - 3
Dylan Baker Pimpinio - 3
Trent Grant Rupanyup - 3
Mitchell Horwood Laharum - 3
Jordan Huff Noradjuha Quantong - 2
Matthew Nield Kalkee - 2
Dalton Burns Harrow Balmoral - 2
Riley Cross Laharum - 2
Zane Batson Noradjuha Quantong - 2
Cameron Bruce Noradjuha Quantong - 2
Cody Deutscher Harrow Balmoral - 2
Mitchell Riddell Natimuk United - 2
Benjamin Martin Swifts - 2
Jeremy Kealy Edenhope Apsley - 2
Heath MacInnes Laharum - 2
Jye Walter Noradjuha Quantong - 2
Joshua Beddison Kalkee - 2
Mitchell Whelan Taylors Lake - 2
Andrew Watson Natimuk United - 2
Tyler Edelsten Jeparit Rainbow - 2
Darby Harrison Rupanyup - 2
Austin Smith Noradjuha Quantong - 2
Ty Maher Rupanyup - 1
Daniel Parkin Swifts - 1
Joel Raeck Taylors Lake - 1
Scott Niewand Rupanyup - 1
Baillie Batchelor Kalkee - 1
Heath Kelm Taylors Lake - 1
Trae Martin Taylors Lake - 1
Clinton Robinson Harrow Balmoral - 1
Paul Trotter Rupanyup - 1
Simon Nuske Pimpinio - 1
Jayden Kuhne Kalkee - 1
Joel Staude Harrow Balmoral - 1
Taj Payne Natimuk United - 1
Ryan Gray Edenhope Apsley - 1
Jakob Davis Swifts - 1
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