THERE'S nothing quite like September on the sporting calendar.
As some clubs celebrate premiership success and others ponder what might have been, some are still awaiting to chase glory.
This Saturday afternoon, Golden Square and Strathfieldsaye have their chance to march into footy folklore.
Already level with Northern United's run of four consecutive grand final victories in the Bendgo Football League, Golden Square will be aiming for number five.
Triumph on Saturday and the Bulldogs are just one premiership shy of the six-in-a-row streak the Bob McCaskill-coached Sandhurst set in the late 20s and early 30s.
For many years, footy followers doubted the Dragons streak could be beaten, let alone equalled.
The Rick Ladson-coached Golden Square knows it will be "contest by contest" in trying to beat an in-form Strathfieldsaye Storm.
This season's meetings between the clubs stand at 2-1 in favour of Storm.
More importantly the latest battle in the second semi-final ended in a victory for Square.
Yet again Square's players had fought their way to a grand final.
Doubts about Storm's mental toughness were raised, but quashed after dominating the final quarter of Saturday night's preliminary final.
Storm has come a long way since Jono Gawthrop and Michael Pilcher led the team out for its BFL debut in April, 2009.
The words of coaching legend Allan Jeans urging the St Kilda players "to make a name for themselves" at three quarter-time of the 1966 grand final strikes a chord with all at Storm.
History shows many clubs in a grand final for the first time are beaten.
The Darryl Wilson and Wayne Schultz-coached Strathfieldsaye will be fighting in every quarter to break Square's run and claim the Bendigo Advertiser premiership cup.
A historic victory could also be marked on the netball court when Gisborne takes on Kangaroo Flat for the A-grade title.
Gisborne has never gone this far in the A-grade netball finals.
Based on home and away form, Gisborne starts hot favourite against the Roos.
Grand final week began with Gisborne centre Tiana Newman winning the Betty Thompson Medal for the competition's best and fairest for a second time.
As much as she was rapt about individual honours, Newman craves team success.
It was the same message being spoken about by Sandhurst ruckman Tim Martin shortly after being declared the Michelsen medallist.
A battle lasting just over two hours decides who is best, but it's taken much longer for some to get there.
Grand final day ends in joy for many and pain for others.
Although it's nerve-jangling for fans, enjoy the day - no matter what happens.
Golden Square, Storm chase historic victory
Make a name for themselves strikes a chord with all at Storm.