Park Hill South boys soccer has lost 18 seniors its last two years, making it hard to bounce back and have a successful season year after year.
This year’s team is one of the youngest ever in South history. This does not stop them from continuously having winning records, and district championships. This also does not stop them from having high expectations on how far they can go this season.
Junior Seth Hudson said “We’re going to State, no doubt about it.”
South is off to an unexpected 12-2 start, something that no one saw coming, especially with the tough start to their year, a tough Oak Park team on the road, then the home opener against a state favorite Lee’s Summit High School. The hardest part of the schedule was the most successful, the 33rd annual Olathe Soccer Tournament. Tough wins coming against Olathe South, Olathe East, and the championship victory against Blue Valley North.
The next tournament was the MO-Kan tournament, it started with a big W against an undefeated Shawnee Mission West team. The first loss of the season came to the same team South defeated in the championship game one week earlier, 1-2 loss in overtime to Blue Valley North. Easily the slump in the short season has been the 1-2 loss to BVN, followed up by an awful 1-4 loss to Lee’s Summit North. At this point PHS was 6-2 on the season, they’ve started up another streak, however, winners of six straight pivotal conference games, and sitting pretty at 12-2.
Sophomore defender Jacob Wicks said, “We’re playing well so far, I hope we keep this up for districts and state.”