Boys Soccer wins first playoff game in school history

After going into overtime, boys soccer won their first playoff game on Oct. 28


Amy Sears

The Boys Soccer team is looking forward to more victories.

Two years ago, the soccer team made the playoffs for the first time in Mead High history. They were not fortunate enough to come up with the win that year, but they were hungry for more. This year they have done it — the Maverick boys soccer team has won a playoff game. Although they have     made history, we don’t plan on this playoff run ending any time soon.

The soccer team had very high expectations this season, and they met them. They went 11-3-2 on the season, with a rough stretch in September, losing three straight, but have bounced back since then, winning four in a row.

The Mavericks were the number 18 seeded team in the CHSAA 4A state playoffs, and played against number 15 Fort Morgan. 

The game was a defensive battle, as the score was 0-0 going into overtime. Josh Kurtz (22’) was the hero, scoring the game winner, and sending his team to the second round.

He said, “It took a lot of work from freshman year. We were a 2-12 team. I think it’s a good improvement losing in the playoffs my sophomore year, and not really knowing what to do, [to] now in my senior year — we controlled that whole game.”

They will move on to number 2 ranked Mullen on Wednesday, looking to go even further into this historic playoff run.