Boys’ soccer team captures District VI Championship


Ben Blackie

And they’re off! Chad Reighard, Zack Kowalski, Jeff barr, Wes Young, Bailey Musselman and Alex Berrardenelli run down the field preparing for their game.

Jocelyn Fetter, Reporter

This year the boys team captured the District VI Championship and went deeper into the state playoffs than they ever have in team history. The boys’ varsity soccer team ended their season with a 17-3 record and a tie with Chambersburg.

“This might  have been the best season that the school has ever seen. We dealt as a unit and became a team early on. We gained gain a lot more confidence and more game experience and increased ability as the season continued,” Coach David McCarter said. 

The team is coached by McCarter, Travis Young, Travis Deleo, Jeremy Young and Doug Sipes.   

“This season was different than any other season because it was like another family,” junior goalkeeper Brennen Dugan said.

This year’s team made it farther than they have in years.

“This season has been different from any other because it’s more competitive. It is more of a family than just a team; it was a team of all friends that got along and understood the game and what we needed to do to make it a great season, not just for ourselves as individuals but as a whole team together,” freshman defensive back Elijah McCune said.

This year’s team beat State College in districts and that led them to playoffs.

This team knew from the beginning that they wanted to work and make something memorable. They walked in with a purpose and believed that from day one and never lost that focus. They always had the drive and focus and never lost what was important to them. They knew they needed to push each other like a family,” McCarter said.  

The team ended the season in November still holding their pride.

“The last game was very emotional as it was the seniors’ last game, and we were all excited to move on to the next round of states. When that didn’t happen it was upsetting yes but we all are looking forward to next season as a team to see what happens,” McCune said.

“Basically we had a phenomenal season. We had the highest winning percentage in history, and some of these kids have worked for four years or more,” McCarter said.