East Grand Rapids wins two lacrosse state championships in same day

East Grand Rapids 12, Forest Hills East 10

The East Grand Rapids Boys’ lacrosse team defeated Forest Hills Eastern by 12:10 to win the second division state championship on Saturday.

The Pioneers Girls Lacrosse Team beat Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 15:11 to win the Second Division State Championship, making it a two-on-two for East for the first time in program history.

East Grand Rapids girls lacrosse

East Grand Rapids girls lacrosse

“Oh, that’s pretty cool,” said junior Mason Margherio, who scored three goals on Saturday. “I mean two parties in one night, maybe they hop back and forth to both.”

East Grand Rapids senior Ted Campbell scored six times in the game against the Hawks.

“A lot of us got kicked out of a season last year and we had no chance of winning it,” said Campbell. “Coming here with the team all year and finally paying it off today means everything.”

Pioneers head coach Rick DeBlasio resigned during the season and Adam Brant took over on an interim basis.

Brant pays tribute to the process and the players who brought home the title.

“It reflects all of your hard work this season,” said Brant. “They are an incredible group of young men, we have a couple of seniors, a few sophomores, a few juniors and they all come together and it’s just a team like I’ve never seen before with this age difference.”

The title of EGR’s 6th MHSAA championship in boys’ lacrosse, while the girls won their 7th MHSAA championship in program history and the second in a row.

Rockford Girls Lacrosse

Rockford Athletics

Rockford Girls Lacrosse

In the first division, the Rockford girls defeated Brighton 19-16 for their 9th state championship and 8th in a row.

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