The Soccer team has a lot of raw talent, and with a lot of talent comes high expectations as the season gets underway. The team expects to make it to playoffs, and is aiming high for state.
“This team has enough talent to take state this year, for sure,” said forward Jared Hatch.
The team is excited to get the season going so that they can get into a rhythm. This is a tight knit group of individuals, who are very close and friendly, which is a real asset as they begin the season and are beginning to play tougher and tougher teams in the region and soccer powerhouses outside of the region.
“We are all super tight, and we all hang out, so the guys are comfortable with each other for sure,” said midfielder Luke Merril.
The team is also excited to strike back at some of their division rivals, who have dealt them severe blows in the past when playing them. Teams like Viewmont, Lone Peak, and Layton High School which has been an exceptionally good competitor for the last few years. Layton returns a lot of talent and senior leadership this year, and will create an interesting matchup for the Darts.
“Layton isn’t as good as everyone thinks they are,” Hatch Says. “We shouldn’t have lost to them last time”.
The team is hoping to try to make it far in the playoffs, and they encourage the student body to come and to participate in the games, since soccer is such a crowd influenced sport. The chants of the crowd often help the team perform better, especially at home.
“I think it’s a great sport, and it’s so much fun to watch” said forward Matt Fairy.