Tigers have big goals for season
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Senior Carson Radford pushes the ball down the field in a game against Maize in September. "It's going really good, and it's only going up from here," he said.
Head coach Robert Downing and senior Carlos Fernandez have one goal and it’s pretty clear, They simply want to have a record of 21-0 and win state.
So far so good.
Last year their record was 14-3, those three games they lost might be the difference in records between this year and last.
The young team is mostly made up of underclassmen, although, Downing said they have a senior- heavy varsity team.
Downing said the Tigers are trying a new formation this year with the hopes of it being the difference in the season.
According to their record, this new formation seems to be working so far.
Kaleb Wessley, senior and varsity goalkeeper, said he predicts the Tigers will win “99 percent of the time” this season.
Fernandez and Wessley said the team's mentality isn’t where it needs to be, yet.
“We push ourselves down a lot," Fernandez said.
He also said the team's chemistry makes up for it.
Both seniors said Devin Khamsysopha-Hake, and Connor Shipman as upcoming underclassmen, both sophomores.
These sophomores have proven themselves this year and last with their hard work and good mentality.