Hunter Grona | staff writer
Midway through their fourth season of play, the Johnson Boys soccer team has found success. Despite their tough loss on Sunday to undefeated Churchill and Tuesday to Reagan, the Jags are holding on to a 7-5-2 record overall and a 2-3-0 district record. They has battled their way to a winning record with notable victories over MacArthur,Roosevelt, and most recently Lee.
“We’ve been hitting a high note in our first half of the season, putting ourselves in a good position to make the playoffs this year,” sophomore Nick Dauphine said.
The team came into the season with high hopes and expectations. They put their work in during the offseason as well as first half of the season in order to have a shot at state. The Jags have produced a respectable record, but they are looking for more success and better play the second half of their season, all with their sights still focused on the playoffs.
“We set goals and the beginning of the season to make the playoffs and then to go from there,” sophomore Ian Morris said.
With the results they have already produced this season, the Jags are hopeful they will grow upon their record, stacking up the wins as they play through the remainder of their season. The team has some areas where they can improve in order to make themselves a team worthy of a post season run.
“We can improve by practicing hard every week and staying focused during the time we have to improve,” Morris said.
The team looks to get another quality win agains Madison Friday, still having their sights set on the playoffs and winning district. With a tough road ahead the Jags have their work cut out, however with the mental toughness and ability they have already displayed a deep run into the playoffs seems eminent.
“Right now it looks like we will make the playoffs hopefully, we want to make a deep run into state and bring it to Johnson,” Morris said.