Boys Varsity Soccer Begins New Season


Photo by Sam Freeman

Varsity Boys Soccer placed second in district play in the 2021-2022.

Shaun Ukeje, Staff Writer

Last season varsity soccer finished second in district with a 17-6-4 record and earned a spot in the playoffs. However, the boys lost in the first round to Arlington Heights. This season they hope to overcome their playoff woes and stay consistent throughout the season. Sophomore and forward Jayden Farias aims to kick off his team in the right direction.

“The main reason we’ve lost those games [in preseason] was because of communication and simple mistakes,” Farias said. “I feel pretty good about preseason because I feel like it is really giving us a chance to come together and prepare for district.”

This team has five returning players from last season. One of the few returning varsity players, senior left fullback, Joshua Omorodion notices this and sees his team’s potential.

“I’m most excited to see what we can do in the district because we are a whole new team,” Omorodion said.” We started off slow, but we’re starting to click. Our first few practices were great, then we started slacking a little, but it feels like we’re back on the right track again.”

Farias, a varsity newcomer and the only sophomore on varsity, has a huge role to fill. The Broncos coaching staff respects Farias enough to take on a bigger role.

“It feels good [being a sophomore on varsity] but there is definitely some pressure to be good enough, but it’s been great so far and it’s a really fun experience,” Farias said. “I’m most excited for district and just playing together with this team, because I’ve built very  good relationships with my teammates.”

Tournament Play

The boys played a preseason tournament at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Their first opponent was Rider High School where the Broncos won 1-0, and the only goal was scored by Leonel-Hernandez Rico. Their next game was against Amarillo where the Broncos couldn’t stop the Golden Sandstorm’s aggressive attack as they conceded five goals, and Rico scored once more. 

“It felt great,” Rico said. “I liked the experience playing great teams in Wichita Falls and the competition.” 

The final was 5-1 Amarillo. The Broncos will face Juan Seguin, Timberview, Everman, Crowley, Summit, Burleson High School and Burleson Centennial.