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Varsity boys’ soccer breaks school record for number of wins

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The 2017 Varsity boys' soccer team poses for a group shot after defeating Reagan High School 1-0 Nov. 8. This team is Northwest's most successful soccer team with more wins than ever before.

The 2017 Varsity boys' soccer team poses for a group shot after defeating Reagan High School 1-0 Nov. 8. This team is Northwest's most successful soccer team with more wins than ever before.

The 2017 Varsity boys' soccer team poses for a group shot after defeating Reagan High School 1-0 Nov. 8. This team is Northwest's most successful soccer team with more wins than ever before.

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Varsity boys’ soccer team, coached by Jason Allred, defeated the soccer team of Reagan High School from Forsyth County 1-0.

For all other Vikings, it was an early-release day. While most students spent the cold, misty evening indoors, the soccer players came back out to the field to play the Reagan Raiders.

The pressure on the soccer team was high. This year’s team was already tied with the most successful team in Northwest history, the 2011 soccer team, with a record of 21-2-1.

However, Coach Allred had calming words of advice for his players.

“Treat it like any other game,” Allred told them in their pre-game talk. “Play your best; don’t over-think stuff. You have to be good, you have to be lucky, and you have to find a way to win.”

And win they did. It was a close match, with the Raiders taking advantage of any mistakes made by the Vikings, but in the end, the Vikings prevailed.

Going forward, there’s no rest for the weary. The boys have practice after school today– Thursday, Nov. 9– in preparation for their quarter-finals game against Hough High School of Cornelius, North Carolina. The 2011 team finished their successful season 20-3-1, losing to the Hough Huskies. For this year’s team, a defeat of the Huskies would feel like redemption; however, it won’t be easy.

“After talking to the coach that played the team we’re playing on Saturday, he said that they will definitely be the best team we’ve played all year,” Allred said.

Senior Eric Miller and soccer player echoed similar sentiments.

“It would be one of the best accomplishments I have ever done,” Miller said. “We have already beaten multiple records, and beating Hough is the last obstacle to overcome.”

As of now, the Varsity boys’ soccer team is two games away from going to the 4-A state championship– something no Northwest soccer team has ever done before.

“We had all those goals to check off, and we’ve done it,” Allred said. “We just want to write a new chapter.”

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