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8A soccer playoff matchups set for Thursday

Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids square off in the boys Section 8A opener after playing to a nil-nil draw in DL a week ago. Robert Williams / Tribune

Both Detroit Lakes soccer teams will be in action Thursday, Oct. 11 in the opening round of Section 8A playoffs.

The boys (6-8-1) are seeded fifth and will face No. 4 Pelican Rapids (8-3-2) on the road at 4 p.m.


The teams meet once in the regular season playing to a 0-0 draw on Oct. 2 in Detroit Lakes. The winner will play likely play No. 1 Bemidji in Bemidji Saturday, Oct. 13. The Jacks open against No. 8 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Cass Lake-Bena.

The Laker girls (10-3-3) host the nightcap at 7 p.m. against No. 7 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Cass Lake-Bena (2-9-1). DL had little trouble against the Wolves in Walker winning 9-1 on Sept. 24.

The Lakers' potential second round matchup would feature the winner of No. 3 East Grand Forks and No. 6 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy at Rotary Soccer Park Saturday, Oct. 13.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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