Grand Blanc beats Oxford to win soccer district



The Grand Blanc soccer team celebrates its Div. 1 district title last Thursday. Photo provided

The Grand Blanc soccer team celebrates its Div. 1 district title last Thursday. Photo provided

GRAND BLANC – The Grand Blanc boys’ soccer team secured the Div. 1 district title last Thursday on its homefield after defeating Oxford 2-1. Grand Blanc had previously eliminated Davison, 5-0, in the opening round and Flushing, 8-0, in the semifinals.

Oxford had a first-round bye and defeated Swartz Creek 9-1 in the semis on Oct. 15. Swartz Creek had eliminated Carman-Ainsworth 2-0 in the opening round.

Flushing beat Lapeer 4-1 in the opening round on Oct. 9.

Grand Blanc, 15-3-4, faced Novi, 17-1-2, in the regional semifinal on Tuesday at West Bloomfield. The winner will vie for the regional title against either Detroit Catholic Central, 8-9-4, or Clarkston, 13-3-2, at 12 p.m. on Saturday at West Bloomfield.