Kicking Off The Season

Boys Varsity Soccer Begins District Play


Boys varsity soccer defeated Venus on Jan. 25 with a score of 1-0 in their first district game of the season and won 3-0 against Kennedale on Jan. 28.

“I’m pretty excited for district,” Wesley Nelson (12) said. “We have big dreams. I don’t know what’s in store for us but we’re just looking to go out and play well.”

In preparation for district play, the team has been putting in extra work and practice to improve their skills and team chemistry on the field. This includes drills and

“We are preparing more than earlier in the season with before school and after school work,” Captain Parker Kendall (12) said. “We are focusing on trying to get opportunities on goal and getting more passing connections to get shots off.”

The team’s first game against Venus was a win, but also a learning experience for the players.

“It wasn’t the result we wanted, but we won the game so there are no complaints,” Sir-Luke Tante (11) said. “The team didn’t play our style of Heritage soccer that we usually play. If we play our style of soccer there is no team in the state that can compete with us in district.”

Playing Kennedale allowed for the team to work on their playing style and teamwork. This game was also a victory, but one that the team feels they better earned.

“Our game against Kennedale was a complete success,” Captain Brendon Newton (12) said. “After coming away with a 3-0 win against them, I feel completely confident in our ability to win district this year.”

Despite these wins, the team is still focused on improving. They are continuing to practice and perfect their game.

“We take the weight room very seriously when we lift as a team and concentrate on the little details during training,” Tante said. “I work on my technique specifically during training. Our goals for this season are to win district, then go off to playoffs, and win state.”

Overall, the team is very optimistic about their shot at the state championship this year and are willing to put forth the effort to get there.

“Our biggest focus during practice as of late has been our touches and team chemistry,” Newton said. “We are still learning how to play to each other’s skillsets, but it’s slowly and surely coming together. We’re a good team and are only going to get better and better.”