OFTEN overlooked, the second division of the South Burnett Football competition has proven to be the most hotly contested.
President of South Burnett Football Sarah Vanderkolk said the lower tier of the senior competition had garnered talent from across the South Burnett.
After almost four rounds Vanderkolk said the second division was not one that could be picked.
"I sometimes think it's better than the first division, you just can't pick it," Vanderkolk said.
The latest round of the second division showcased the intense competition after Wests downed Nanango 3-2 after going a goal down.
In the second game Barambah thrashed Gunners 7-0.
Vanderkolk said the junior players who had made the move into senior football had started to settle and adjust to the game.
"They're a good mix of new players," she said.
Vanderkolk said the purpose of the second division was to develop players and was working.
She said the women's competition was also tight and served the same purpose of developing players for possible representative places.
"Our women's game is growing, we do play hard," she said.
In the women's competition Nanango, Barambah and Wests are within in a few points of each other on the table.
Meanwhile Nanango dominates the first division once again.
The South Burnett will field representative teams in the zone championships in the women's, fillies and under-14s divisions in Toowoomba on June 12.