By: Haley Taylor
This year our boys’ soccer team has given everything they have from the beginning of the season to their final game. The attitude the boys possess is a large contributor to their winning season. The team is 13-5 with one tie.
Senior Skye Stover said, “This year it is all different. We believe in ourselves and the talent the team has altogether. We know we can make it to states and we get one step closer every game.”
They are currently ranked number 5 in the state. Their winning streak lasted an amazing nine games straight.
“We had some bad calls against Woodrow Wilson both times,” said junior Sean Fields.
Though the team fell flat against the Flying Eagles twice, they recouped their energy quickly. The biggest victory this year was beating the previously ranked number 1 seed George Washington, 1-0.
Senior Kurt Pursley said, “Beating GW was my favorite memory this year by far. Not only did we get a win, but it was great to see more fans especially students there to witness the hard work we put in.”
The team is lead by six seniors this year. All of them have played soccer all their lives so it will be a bittersweet to see them move on.
Junior Elijah Randolph said, “I will miss the seniors a lot. Not only are they great leaders but also great friends. I think the whole team can agree with me that this year our team has a tight bond that is unlike any other year.”
Thursday October 15 the boys had their final regular season match. They took on Ravenswood beating them 10-1.
Junior Trevor Kessell said, “It was a huge win to finish out the season. Beating Ravenswood was another great victory for us.”
However, their season is not over yet. The boys still have to work hard to make their way to states. Wednesday, October 23, the team played Capital for their semifinals match in the sectional tournament resulting in Ripley with the win, 3-2.Be sure to cheer on our boys as they compete against several teams to conquer their goal of becoming state champions! Our school has full confidence we will be cheering them on at states next month!