GREATER Western Victoria Rebels coach David Loader rates Fraser Marris' stoppage work as "A-grade".
The South Warrnambool-aligned teenager gathered a match-high 38 disposals in a dominant NAB League display on Sunday.
Marris, who also slotted a goal in the Rebels' 13.9 (87) to 7.7 (49) win against Eastern Ranges, finished with 24 kicks and 14 handballs.
Loader said the 174-centimetre midfielder, who was a late call-up for an AFL Academy game earlier this year, returned from the four-week NAB League break eager to make a statement.
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"He was super, that was the best game he's played for us," he said.
"It's a lot of touches, 38 in a game. His ability to win the ball at stoppages is A-grade but he also got forward and kicked a goal.
"It was a pretty complete game because he worked relatively well back to help the defence as well."
Loader said Marris' reliability and leadership were assets.
"He is really vocal out on the ground so it's probably his on-field stuff that is the strongest part of his leadership," he said.
South Warrnambool's Marcus Herbert (24 disposals), Camperdown's Hamish Sinnott (22) and Portland's Jamieson Ballantyne (21) also got their share of disposals against the Ranges while Penshurst's Josh Rentsch booted five goals.
Loader said the VFL-listed Herbert was "a consistent footballer" capable of playing at higher levels and rated outside midfielder Ballantyne as a game-changer.
"Halfway through the second quarter 'Jamo' hit his straps and played a big part in when we put the foot down and put a bit of space on the opposition," he said.
The Rebels play Northern Territory at Ballarat's Mars Stadium on Sunday before another two-week break.
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