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Blue Devils drop tough one to DLS

October 17, 2013
The Grosse Pointe South boys’ soccer team was up against a state juggernaut in its Division 1 district first-round game Monday afternoon, Warren DeLaSalle.

The Pilots entered the game with five state championships under their belt and looking forward to a district semifinal game two days later against unbeaten Fraser.

However, South head coach Stefan Harris and his players watched game film of the Pilots and practiced a game plan to upset the favored Catholic League foe.

The game plan nearly worked, but in the end South lost 1-0 on a goal scored with 22:05 left in the second half.

In the final 40 seconds, the Blue Devils had a solid scoring chance, but the ball never made it over the goal line.

“I’m so proud of my players,” Harris said. “We had to play above our best game to win and we almost pulled it out. I know DeLaSalle was looking past us, but we still played hard and played a great game.

“Our seniors laid a solid foundation for this program and now it’s up to the returning players to start working hard to keep it going.”

South finished the season 7-8-3 overall.

Harris loses seniors Murray Sales, Anthony Carrier, Eric Addy, Daniel Bukacel, Noah Erickson, Chaz Bilderbeck, John Kanan, Jackson Yezbeck, Andrew Cornwall, Wade Penman and Stuart Daudlin to graduation.

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