But Association leading goalkicker Adam McKinlay, of Chidlow, did the local competition proud by being selected to the Country All-Star team.
In the first game at Claremont Oval on July 11, the Hills team battled hard against Central Midland Coastal before succumbing 22.15 (147) to Hills 16.10 (106).
Former AFL and West Perth star Brent LeCras (Cervantes) proved the difference for Central Midland, booting seven goals to be best afield.
LeCras played half a dozen games with North Melbourne in 2005-6. He also won the Simpson Medal for his performance in the WAFL State game against the SANFL in 2009.
Adam McKinlay booted five goals for the Hills team, maintaining his impressive record this season that has seen him top the century mark in the local competition.
Together with Michael (3) and Brett (2), the brothers combined for 10 of the Hills’ 16 goal total.
Adam was named as the Hills’ best, along with R. Bacon, M. Mallaby, S. Smith.
At East Fremantle Oval on July 12, the HFA was overwhelmed by the powerful Great Southern Football League team 21.8 (134) to Hills 8.4 (52).
Former East Perth player James McRae, now captain-coach of the Denmark Magpies, booted eight goals for the winners.
Brett McKinlay booted three majors to be among the Hills’ best, along with Adam McKinlay, J. Davis, J. Smith and A. Radonic.
WA Country Football Championships ” Division 3 (round 1) – July 11
Central Midlands Coastal 22.15 (147) d Hills 16.10 (106)
Central Midlands goal kickers: B. Lecras 7, C. Chambers 6, J. McGee 2, M. Bartley 2, S. Fernando , J. Lavell-Lee , R. Fleay , T. Narrier , A. Sercombe
Best Players: B. Lecras, N. Wyatt, R. Marriott, C. Chambers
Hills FA goal kickers: A. Mckinlay 5, M. Mckinlay 3, B. Mckinlay 2, M. Mallaby , T. Campbell , C. Steele , S. Fitzgerald , M. Giles , M. Hine
Best Players: A. Mckinlay, R. Bacon, M. Mallaby, S. Smith
Division 3: (round 2) _ July 12
Great Southern 21.8 (134) d Hills 8.4 (52)
Great Southern goal kickers: J. McRae 8, B. Parker 3, M. Cramer 2, C. Humphries 2, M. Van Schayk 2, L. Cameron , M. Mcglade , D. Amesz , G. Ross
Best Players: P. Ropiha, G. Ross, L. Cameron, B. Parker, M. Van Schayk
Hills FA goal kickers: B. Mckinlay 3, C. Steele 2, J. Davis , M. Mckinlay , S. Fitzgerald
Best Players: A. Mckinlay, J. Davis, J. Smith, B. Mckinlay, A. Radonic