PHOTOS: Whitefish wins Class A state soccer championship

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  • Whitefish teammates lift Xander Burger (16) after his five-goal performance lead the Bulldogs to a 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    From left, Whitefish's Casey Schneider (10), Xander Burger (16), Brandon Mendoza (8) and James Thompson (17) celebrate after Burger's fourth goal of the game in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates with James Thompson (17) after Burger's third of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates after his fourth of five goals in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) scores his second of five goals in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    From left, Whitefish's Gabe Menicke (9), James Thompson (17), Xander Burger (16) and Ian Lacey (7) celebrate after Burger's third of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Sam Menicke (20) celebrates with Xander Burger (16) after Burger's second of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Casey Schneider (10) pushes the ball upfield against Polson's Austin Luper (12) during the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) heads over to the sideline to celebrate with Casey Schneider (10) after Burger's fifth goal in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Polson's Connor Lanier (9) and Austin Luper (12) head a Whitefish corner kick out of the box in the first half of the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) receives a state championship t-shirt from head coach John Lacey after a 6-2 win over Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Burger tallied five goals in the game. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Casey Schneider (10) battles Polson's Jack Colton (8) for possession in the second half of the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates with teammates Brandon Mendoza (8), Casey Schneider (10) and James Thompson (17) after Burger's fourth goal of the game in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) scores his first of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates with fans after his five-goal performance in the Bulldogs' 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish celebrates after its 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Whitefish teammates lift Xander Burger (16) after his five-goal performance lead the Bulldogs to a 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    From left, Whitefish's Casey Schneider (10), Xander Burger (16), Brandon Mendoza (8) and James Thompson (17) celebrate after Burger's fourth goal of the game in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates with James Thompson (17) after Burger's third of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates after his fourth of five goals in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) scores his second of five goals in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    From left, Whitefish's Gabe Menicke (9), James Thompson (17), Xander Burger (16) and Ian Lacey (7) celebrate after Burger's third of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Sam Menicke (20) celebrates with Xander Burger (16) after Burger's second of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Casey Schneider (10) pushes the ball upfield against Polson's Austin Luper (12) during the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) heads over to the sideline to celebrate with Casey Schneider (10) after Burger's fifth goal in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Polson's Connor Lanier (9) and Austin Luper (12) head a Whitefish corner kick out of the box in the first half of the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) receives a state championship t-shirt from head coach John Lacey after a 6-2 win over Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Burger tallied five goals in the game. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Casey Schneider (10) battles Polson's Jack Colton (8) for possession in the second half of the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates with teammates Brandon Mendoza (8), Casey Schneider (10) and James Thompson (17) after Burger's fourth goal of the game in the Class A state soccer championship against Polson at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) scores his first of five goals against Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Whitefish won, 6-2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Xander Burger (16) celebrates with fans after his five-goal performance in the Bulldogs' 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish celebrates after its 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

Photos from Whitefish’s 6-2 victory over Polson in the Class A state soccer championship at Smith Fields in Whitefish on Saturday. Midfielder Xander Burger led the Bulldogs with a five-goal performance.

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