CLARE — Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian made it look easy.
The Eagles cruised to their second straight Northern Michigan Soccer League championship with a 9-1 victory over Clare in the conference title game.
Burt Lake was up 7-0 at halftime, and ended up improving their record to 21-0 heading into districts.
Aaron and Paul Chatfield each had two goals and an assist, while Stephen Thompson added a goal and two assists. Polyos Kulvichien had a goal and an assist, and Jake Lovitt, Robert Taylor and Matthew Guimaraes had goals. Marco Patz notched one assist.
Johnny Brownfield, Wil Lovitt and Andrew Vandeyacht led the Eagles' defense, which allowed just its eighth goal this season.
NMCA hosts the winner of Harbor Light and Whittemore-Prescott on Wednesday to open up district play.
TC Central 10
Ogemaw Heights 2
With two goals and two assists, Keanen Armour won the Big North Conference scoring race in a 10-2 win over Ogemaw Heights.
Trevor Osburn and Adam Stepan each had a hat trick for the Trojans (10-8-4, 9-1-2). Osburn's first goal gave him 50 for his career.
Jordan Moore had two goals, Sem Novikov had a goal and an assist and Brandon Busuttil also scored. Matt Westerman and Colin Lesoski each had two assists.
In the JV match, TC Central finished the season with a 12-4-2 record with an 8-0 win. Matt Grost and Josh Belcher each scored twice while Jack Dulude, Jean-Claude Jephte and Danny Brott all scored.
McBain NMC 1
Bellaire ended the regular season with a 3-1 win over McBain NMC.
Andreas Schobel scored all three goals for the Eagles (15-4, 10-2 NMSL) while Hunter Rowe had an assist. Adam Underwood recorded 14 saves.
Bellaire hosts Charlevoix on Monday in the district opener.
TC Christian 5
Reed City 0
Traverse City Christian will go into districts just like they go into most games this season -- on a winning note.