By: Maisie Stout
The boys’ soccer team has another great season ahead of them. They already have a terrific head start to getting further in the state tournament; with six wins, one tie, and one loss. Summer conditioning, scrimmaging and a lot of practicing has helped the Vikings prepare for the tough teams in their conference.
“We are doing pretty well; we haven’t lost three games yet,” said Junior Chris Neil. He also thinks the rest of this season will also go well.
“Being on this team is good, I get to play more and it is fun,” freshman Broedy Boyce said.
This year the Vikings gained eight new players including Boyce, coach Victor Boyce’s son, and senior Enzo Duque Estrada who moved here last year from Brazil. New players are always good to have on a team to freshen things up. The addition of new players, summer conditioning, and scrimmaging are all important factors in the success of the Vikings’ soccer
“You have to be in better shape, there is more running and it is more fun.” Estrada said when comparing soccer in Brazil to Ripley. Estrada also thinks that the boys have a really good chance of making it to states.
Last year the Vikings were undefeated until they lost their sectionals game against George Washington High. The boys’ soccer team is looking to beat their rivals, GW and Woodrow Wilson, this year and hopefully bring home the state championship title. Let’s cheer on the Vikings when they play at home on September 13 and the 29.