Win and in for boys’ soccer as Redhawks seek return to playoffs

Teacher appreciation night for the girls’ team


Roy Nitzan

Recognizing their chosen teacher, the girls’ soccer team takes the field for the final time in the 2020-2021 season when the Redhawks host Lone Star Tuesday in District 9-5A play. The 5:30 p.m. kick off will be the final time the team’s 14 seniors play for the Redhawks (2020 file picture).

Remi Williams, Sports Editor

For the last time of their high school careers, 14 girls’ soccer players will take the field as the seniors, and the rest of the Redhawks, wrap up the 2020-2021 season with a 5:30 p.m. home game against Lone Star High School.

“For this being my last soccer game ever I have a lot of emotions,” senior Sydney Andros said. “I’m happy to be able to refelt on this year but sad because soccer has always been a big part of my life.”

The athletes chose to make their last game meaningful as they each picked a teacher to walk them down the field. 

“I think teacher appreciation is really important because these teachers help us grow academically and they don’t always get the recognition they deserve,” Andros said. 

Although the girls season is over after Tuesday’s game, the boys’ team is still alive for the fourth and final playoff spot from District 9-5A.

Playing Lone Star at Memorial Stadium, a win over the Rangers ensures the Redhawks advance to the playoffs. Sitting in a tie with Reedy for 4th, the boys can also advance with a tie or loss if Reedy has the same result against Independence. 

But the team doesn’t want to rely on the Lions and knows what results it wants. 

“Simple, a win,” senior Luke Berry said. “We control our own destiny and it is in our own hands if we go to playoffs or not.”

Having a week off with no games or practice due to spring break, the team still managed to stay in shape to feel prepared for this game.

“A lot of us had club games and practices over the break,” Berry said. “So we still got touches on the ball and kept up with it.”