KINDE — Playing short-handed, Bellaire was knocked out of the eight-man football playoffs by Kinde-North Huron 40-0.
"I'm really proud of the boys," Eagles coach Brock Robinson said. "They had 29 kids. We came off the bus with 12 and finished with nine."
Bellaire had three players leave the game with injuries, and had to use an offensive lineman at running back for part of the game.
Jacob Campis led the Eagles in rushing with 18 yards as Bellaire was limited to 57 yards of total offense.
On defense, senior linebacker Hunter Walsh led the way with 13 tackles, Campis had 11 and senior defensive end Richard Winslow and junior defensive end Bailey Proctor each made 10 stops.
Bellaire closes out the season with a 5-5 record. North Huron is 7-3.
Quarterback Alex Briones completed 7-of-10 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns Saturday as Ishpeming defeated Mancelona 50-0 in a Division 7 pre-district football game.
The Hematites, 10-0, will now face Iron River West for the district final.
Briones, the all-Upper Peninsula Dream Team quarterback, completed 43-of-65 passes for 1,050 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 814 yards during the regular season.
Meanwhile, Negaunee beat Inland Lakes 51-0 on Saturday. The Miners will now play Boyne City at 7 p.m. Friday at the Superior Dome.
Joburg wins Forest Area Invite
Johannesburg-Lewiston topped the hosts in the championship match of the Forest Area Invitational.
The Cardinals won 25-20, 9-25, 15-11 in the title match.
Forest Area (21-19-4) had defeated Harbor Light, Bear Lake, Joburg (8-25, 25-23, 15-13) and Traverse City Christian in pool play.
The Warriors were led for the day by Dani Johne (68 assists), Tabitha Cecil (54 kills, 12 aces), Alyssa Birgy (55 digs, 11 kills), Cami Campbell (23 digs) and Maddy Nagy (10 kills, 24 digs).
Forest Area takes on district host Frankfort at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Blues rout Flint
Kevin Kipke, Brett Ponjernoor, Noah Lalonde and Champ Bodell each had two scores as the Traverse Bay Blues beat Flint 83-22 in rugby action on Saturday at the Civic Center.
The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Blues (3-6).
Conner Bodell, Jim Kehrer, Todd Keiser, Dave Wenkel and Jimmy Turnbull added one score each. Turnbull was good on 9 of 12 conversions.
The Blues close the regular season next weekend at Tri Cities in Midland.
— Compiled by Dennis Chase, James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski