MICHAEL Sommer Liverton had the perfect milestone game on Saturday afternoon.
Playing his 100th match for the defending premiers, the team rose to the occasion with a demolition of the Hervey Bay Bombers.
Winning by 156 points, the team kept the opposition scoreless in the second half while adding 11 goals.
It could have been a bigger margin had the team kicked straighter.
The player/coach was pleased with his team's effort.
"We got out of the gates fast and they seemed to drop their heads a bit," he said.
"Our back six was great with communication and that helped keep the opposition scoreless in the second half."
Returning to the region for family reasons, Liverton is playing for the first time since 2011 when he was stuck on 98 league matches.
He said it was an easy decision to play and coach the team.
"I was always going to play for Waves if I came back," he said.
"I've always looked forward to being a coach as well so I jumped at the opportunity."
The Waves will now face the Brothers Bulldogs in a grand final rematch on Anzac Day with the opposition still winless after losing to the Gympie Cats.
Inaccurate kicking and poor skills again cost the Bulldogs as they lost by 31 points.
Coach Brad Grogan said the team still had a lot of work to do.
"We missed a couple of set shots early that we should have kicked.
"Our problem was skill errors for the third week in a row."
The team will now prepare for the Waves and be boosted by the return of four key players.
In the other match in AFL Wide Bay the Bay Power remains undefeated after an 89-point win over Maroochydore.
AFL WIDE BAY
ATW EAGLES 26.20.176 (B Vidler 5, J Trotter 4, M Blair 3, M Sommer Liverton 3, J Bethune 3, K Williams 2, T Dart 2, A Woodward 2, C McLeod, J Enever) def HERVEY BAY 3.2.20 (D Stanley 2, J Whitmore)
BAY POWER 21.13.139 def MAROOCHYDORE ROOS 7.8.50
GYMPIE CATS 10.5.65 def BROTHERS BULLDOGS 4.10.34