The image of Riley Budd soaring above a Redland Bombers defender is evocative of the Canberra Demons' campaign.
As he rises above his opposite man, his side leapfrogs a NEAFL rival to climb into seventh on the ladder - just two points outside the top six.
The Demons gave their NEAFL finals hopes a boost with a 14.6 (90) to 7.13 (53) win over the Redland Bombers at Manuka Oval on Saturday.
But player-coach Klemke will not suit up for the Demons' run to the finals as he prepares for a posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and a meniscus repair on Wednesday.
The Canberra mentor will stay behind the boundary line this season before setting his sights on a return to action next year after signing a one-year extension with the Demons.
"The season so far hasn't been what I would have liked, but I'm still happy with where we're at as a footy club and happy with our development," Klemke said.
"People need to understand we've got a very young list. [Mitch] Maguire played his 50th game today, and he's our best player.
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"When guys like that play 100 and are around that mark, that's when we're going to really start hitting our straps.
"I'm just happy to be a part of that and continue to build this club."
A few more mature bodies around the young group will do wonders - and rest assured Canberra have some extremely bright prospects.
On a day like this Klemke found it nearly impossible to pick his best.
Maguire returned to his best with 12 clearances. Forty-five disposals left Alex Smout with a severe case of leather poisoning.
Angus Baker and Tom Highmore continued their rich form. Then there was half-forward Mitch Hardie with 27 touches, a goal, nine tackles and 10 marks.
Having that core group continue to rise to the occasion is crucial.
"It's going to be a three-horse race with Sydney University and [Gold Coast] Suns. We can't rely on other results, it's for us to lose," Klemke said.
"We beat Redland, we have [Northern Territory] Thunder next week, if we win the ones we're supposed to win, we can play finals.
"But if we don't, it's going to be very hard."
AT A GLANCE
NEAFL round 15
CANBERRA DEMONS 5.1 7.2 10.5 14.6 (90) bt REDLAND BOMBERS 2.4 4.6 4.11 7.13 (55)
Best: Canberra: M Maguire, A Baker, M Hardie, A Smout, T Highmore, A Bruce. Redland: C Malone, A Williams, H Bertoli-Simmonds, S Mills, C Spence, M Hammelmann.
Goals: Canberra: H.Carr 3, R.Corbett 2, A.Paech 2, A.Swan 2, R.Pollock 1, K.Evans 1, T.Faul 1, M.Hardie 1, S.Martyn 1. Redland: M.Hammelmann 4, S.Mills 1, H.Bertoli-Simmonds 1, C.Cameron 1.