This week marks the final week of division play in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) North Division and it is officially a two-horse race.
Entering into division games on Monday, Oct. 1, Walled Lake Central and defending division champion Walled Lake Northern were tied atop the division, both with 6-0-2 records in the North, good for 20 points each.
Central (8-3-2) played on Monday, Oct. 1 after press time at Huron Valley Lakeland while Northern (8-5-2) traveled to Waterford Kettering yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 2 after press time.
The Vikings will wrap up their division schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 4 at home against rival Walled Lake Western while the Knights will host Waterford Mott on Friday, Oct. 5.
For both the Vikings and Knights, it was nothing but shutouts last week.
Northern began its week with a 6-0 shutout of Walled Lake Western on the road on Monday, Sept. 24.
The first half was scoreless before Ryan Dykstra, Devin Kimberlin and Nick Brown each scored for the Knights.
Evan Lipsitz was credited with the clean sheet in net for Northern.
The Knights then followed up with a 7-0 blitz of brother school Huron Valley Lakeland at home on Friday, Sept. 28.
Meanwhile, Central began its week with a 4-0 shutout of Waterford Kettering at home on Sept. 24.
Nick Marsh, Bryan Maxwell, Joey Miller and Danny Meltser each scored for the Vikings, while Danny Heyn was credited with the shutout.
The Vikings then defeated Waterford Mott on the road, 4-0, on Thursday, Sept. 27 as Meltser, Miller, Marsh and Maxwell each scored a goal.
Heyn picked up the shutout in net for Central.
KLAA Lakes Conference crossover games will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 8. By then, either Northern will have wrapped up its fifth consecutive North division title or Central will be wearing the crown for the very first time.
West Bloomfield defeated Flushing, 3-1, on the road in a non-league game on Monday, Sept. 24.
The Lakers looked to clinch the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division title this week when they hosted Ferndale on Monday, Oct. 1 and played at North Farmington on Tuesday, Oct. 2, both games that were played after press time.