Boys soccer prepares for district


Darian Simmons

Senior Tyler Slagle aims to steal the ball from his component.

Sydney Bowman, Writer

The Varsity Bear Soccer team is currently preparing for district with multiple practices and pre-season games. 

Many seniors are facing the fact that this is their last chance to make a mark on the boys’ soccer record. 

“I’m looking forward to this season,” senior co-captain Seth Brown said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. I have a good team and a group of amazing guys that are going to make this year fun. It’s my last year to make a mark.” 

Many seniors are looking back on the past games and realizing what they cherish the most. The most memorable win for senior Garrett Rountree was their first game against Nederland. It was special to him because it was the team’s first win since their loss last year in playoffs. 

“Why wouldn’t I try as hard as I can if it’s the last chance I have,” Rountree said. 

The soccer team practices every day after school and as often as they can. It’s very important to the players to never miss a practice. Although practices take up a lot of the players’ time, they still manage to balance it with school.

“I get all my school work done right after practice ends,” senior co-captain Samir Zambrano said. 

According to senior co-captain Noah Hammer, every game played is a win because they help them grow as players. The Bears will travel to Bridge City on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. to face the Cardinals in their first district game.

“My biggest motivation is to go as far as possible for our team,” Hammer said. “Our last season has to be the best.”