NMCA 6, McBain NMC 3
HOUGHTON LAKE — Aaron Chatfield scored five goals and gave Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy (NMCA) a 5-0 lead as the Eagles went on to win a Northern Michigan Soccer League crossover match Thursday.
On the season, Chatfield — who is the state’s all-time career goal scorer with 193 goals — finished with a school record 60 goals, eclipsing the old record of 57 set by Chatfield’s older brother Nathan Chatfield in 2004.
Also for the Eagles, 13-9 overall, Jake Lovitt had a goal and two assists, while Jeff Thompson and Ben Vinz each added assists.
“We rebounded well from our loss on Tuesday to build a little momentum heading into districts,” NMCA coach Lee Chatfield said.
“This was a big win for our team. We possessed the ball well tonight and attacked as a unit. We knew coming in that they would hound Aaron (Chatfield) from the opening whistle, but he showed composure and worked through the defense several times for a goal.”
Chatfield also lauded the strong defensive efforts of Robert Taylor, Andrew Vandeyacht, John Bloswick, Josiah Fosmore and Vinz.
NMCA will open Division IV district play on
Elk Rapids 6,
Harbor Springs 0
HARBOR SPRINGS — The Elks walked away from the Rams in a Lake Michigan Conference game on Thursday.
“They are a good team,” Harbor Springs coach Ed Fantozzi said. “They were hitting on all cylinders tonight too.”
Andy Morse started in goal for Harbor Springs and finished with 16 saves
“We had some consistent play from two freshman, Bobby Keller and Casey Cosens, while senior Cody Selewski was steady tonight,” Fantozzi added.
Harbor Springs will open Division IV district play at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, against Harbor Light at the Click Road Soccer Complex in Petoskey.
Football: Northmen win
The Petoskey High School freshman football team defeated Alpena, 36-12, to improve to 8-0 Thursday at Curtis Field.
Brent Murray had three touchdowns and two two-point conversions to lead the Northmen offensively, while Evan Whitmore scored on a 57-yard run and added a two-point conversion from Peter Crittenden. Crittenden also had a 29-yard TD pass to Kevin Tran.
Defensively, Drew Wilson, Austin Wilson, Tyler Leist, Marcus Groh, Eric Hoch, Conner Harwood, Marion Wingster, Whitmore, Tran and Murray led the way, while Reed Moore had an interception.
Petoskey will play host to Cheboygan on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. at Curtis Field.