Boys Varsity Soccer team prepares to battle McNeil in playoff game


Alejandro Castro

The boys Varsity Soccer Team celebrates after winning against the undefeated Del Valle Cardinals. The win helped secure a spot in the district 14 6A playoffs, which will begin after Spring Break.

Jared Cordero and Alejandro Castro

After a slow start, the Varsity Boys Soccer team finished third in district play, earning the team a spot in the area playoffs.

The team will take on the McNeil Mavericks on March 23 at House Park. The last time the team made the playoffs was in 2015.

The team helped secure their place in the playoffs after they beat the Del Valle Cardinals, which had been undefeated up to that point. Goalie Adrian Maya said that was an important game for the team.

“The win vs Del Valle really meant a lot to us because they’re our rivals and they were undefeated,” he said.

Coach Robert Williams said it was a good game.

“When we had the chance to score we scored and it went back and forth,” he said. “They had chances. We had the same chances.”

Junior David Maya said he feels like the team has a strong chance to advance in the playoffs.

“We started off slow. We weren’t connecting and then after the first couple of three games we started scoring more, winning some games,” David Maya said. “And starting season we started real strong, two wins, zero loses.”

He said the team has come a long way since the beginning of the season.

“A couple weeks ago we were arguing, but now yeah, we definitely got it,” he said.