Boys soccer season begins with a stellar start


The Team huddles before an exciting match up against Riverside. Photo by Olivia Powers.

Captains’ Soccer is battling into a new season with high hopes to be competitive at a state level led by center back Noah Creighton and striker Wilson Kern as senior captains. 


“We had a lot of momentum from last season. We made it to the regional semi,” Creighton said. 


“We just learned a lot, even though it didn’t turn out for us, we were playing the best and we learned from the loss,” Kern said.


The team is excited to hit the pitch, with COVID restriction being lifted, and the optimism of a fresh start and new found knowledge from last year’s season.


“We had so much chemistry last year, and going through COVID and all that, we just want to carry our success over,”’ Kern said.


So far this season the Captains are playing well, with a 4-3-1 record with tough losses to Riverside, Park View and Woodgrove.


“Our toughest game this year was probably against Riverside,” junior defender Landon Rahim said.


Junior midfielder Alex Ahedo agrees that the Riverside game was the toughest. “We had to stay focused and connected all game,” Ahedo said.


County is getting a lot of shots on goal and has a solid defense to support them. County’s roster is very flexible, with players playing offense and defense positions.  


“With me being a senior, I’m really excited to get my last opportunity to play soccer at County,” Kern said.


“For the team, just winning and building success is our biggest motivator,” Creighton said.


County has started their season off strong. The team hopes to continue their good run and makes waves in the postseason.


“My goals for this season are winning districts and making a deep run in the state tournament,” Rahim said.