Coach Thaier Mukhtar leads his new team, Fraser High, against his old team, Warren De La Salle in what should be a tightly contested Division 1 district semifinal soccer game at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Chippewa Valley.
Mukhtar took over Fraser this season and promptly led it to the Macomb Area Conference White Division title and a 14-2-3 record overall. Reid Friedrichs now leads the Pilots, who are 10-1-10 entering the semi.
Both squads recorded 5-0 victories in their playoff openers and now will look to best one another to advance to the 5 p.m. Friday final at Chippewa against either Utica Stevenson (12-4-2) or Utica Ford II (8-6-5). The Titans and Falcons, a pair of MAC Red rivals, play in the second semifinal Wednesday.