BOISE - For the first time in five tries, the Lake City High lacrosse team ended its season with a win in the state championship game.
Max Johnson scored four goals and Wyatt Duchow had two goals and an assist, helping Lake City defeat Borah High of Boise 10-4 in the Division 2 championship game Saturday at Cassia Park.
Caden Robertson had two goals and an assist for Lake City, which finishes 12-1 under first-year coach Adam Marfice, who took over for Dwight Emmons at the start of the season.
Lake City, which led 5-4 at halftime, scored five goals in the third period to put the game out of reach.
"Once we got rid of our bus legs and decided to play lacrosse, we outran and outworked them," said Marfice, a former Lake City player. "We have three principles that we focus on to win games - we ride hard, we clear effectively, and we win the ground ball battle. We did all three of those today and turned the game in our favor."
Emmons had led Lake City to its other four appearances in the title game since starting the program in 2001.
Joshua Nett had 24 saves for Borah, which finishes 14-4.
This year, high school lacrosse was separated into two divisions, with Treasure Valley teams Bishop Kelly, Boise, Capital, Centennial, Eagle, Mountain View, Rocky Mountain and Timberline making up Division I.
Division 2 is comprised of Ambrose, Borah, Emmett, Meridian, Skyview, Vallivue, Wood River, as well as teams in the North Idaho Lacrosse League.
Mountain View High of Meridian beat Timberline of Boise 13-8 in the Division 1 title game on Wednesday in Eagle.
LAKE CITY - Goals: Dagon Hall 1, Gavin Gelhausen 1, Caden Robertson 2, Wyatt Duchow 2, Max Johnson 4. Assists: Robertson 1, Lucas Ross 1, Lance Fredericks 1, Gelhausen 1, Duchow 1. Saves - Zach Kerzman 8.
BORAH - Goals: Owen Greeley 1, Hunter Hamilton 1, Ryan Sutton 1, Miguel Cervantes 1. Assists: Conor Greeley 1. Saves: Joshua Nett 24.