The Linden/Fenton varsity boys lacrosse teams are Metro League champions.
The Wolves earned the title by capturing an 18-5 victory against Swartz Creek Tuesday.
The Wolves finished the Metro season with a 4-2 mark, meaning no one can catch them in the league title race. Only Brandon/Holly can tie them, for at least a co-champion.
‘I am proud of the resiliency presented by this group of young men,” Linden/Fenton varsity boys lacrosse coach Steve James said. “We have fought through a lot of injuries this season and we played competitive lacrosse the entire time with a tough schedule. I love the way they fought back and were able to win the league title for the second consecutive year.
“We have a great group of coaches and incredible support from our community. It’s fun to celebrate these moments, and we are looking forward to a very bright future.”
The Linden/Fenton squad had the contest locked up by the end of the first quarter. The Wolves scored seven first-quarter goals, or two more than Swartz Creek scored the entire contest.
Mitchel Luck and Brady James had strong offensive games with each scoring five goals. Rykerson Wright and Max Ciesielski had three goals each while Hougan Vaughn had two goals. Luck also had three assists while Ciesielski and Wright had one assist.
The Wolves dominated the faceoffs, winning 20 of the 25 confrontations. That resulted in an overwhelming shot edge for the Wolves. They also collected 16 loose balls with Luck getting three and Ciesielski, Grand Hayden and Ethan Polk collecting two each.
In net, Brock Walker made five saves, earning the victory.